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Church of St. Mary, Thoresway, Lincolnshire. - - 140581.jpg
St Mary's Church, Thoresway
Thoresway is located in Lincolnshire
Location within Lincolnshire
Population198 (2011)
OS grid referenceTF167966
• London140 mi (230 km) S
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townMarket Rasen
Postcode districtLN8
AmbulanceEast Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
53°27′14″N 0°14′33″W / 53.453846°N 0.242576°W / 53.453846; -0.242576Coordinates: 53°27′14″N 0°14′33″W / 53.453846°N 0.242576°W / 53.453846; -0.242576

Thoresway is a village and civil parish in the West Lindsey district of Lincolnshire, England. It is 1.5 miles (2.4 km) west from the B1225 road, 4 miles (6.4 km) southeast from Caistor and 6 miles (10 km) north-east from Market Rasen. The population (including Kirmond le Mire and Stainton le Vale) was 198 at the 2011 census.[1]

Thoresway is recorded in Domesday Book as "Toreswe", and listed as having 62 households and two mills.[2] In an 1187 Gilbertine charter it was listed as "Toresweie".[3] The name may derive from:-

The parish church is a Grade II listed building dedicated to Saint Mary and dating from the 12th century, although it was largely rebuilt between 1879 and 1886 by James Fowler of Louth. It was built of ironstone and limestone and has a 12th-century font.[5]

Also in the village is a Grade II listed watermill dating from 1816.[6]


  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neigfhbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 21 May 2016.
  2. ^ "Thoresway". Domesday Map. Anna Powell-Smith/University of Hull. Retrieved 19 August 2011.
  3. ^ Stenton, Frank Merry (1922). Transcripts of charters relating to the Gilbertine houses of Sixle, Ormsby, Catley, Bullington, and Alvingham. Horncastle: Lincoln Record Society. pp. 35–38. Retrieved 24 February 2015.
  4. ^ A. D. Mills (9 October 2003). A Dictionary of British Place-Names. Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-157847-2.
  5. ^ Historic England. "St Marys, Thoresway (=1165474)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 19 August 2011.
  6. ^ Historic England. "Watermill, Thoresway (1359760)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 19 August 2011.

External links[edit]

  • Media related to Thoresway at Wikimedia Commons