Thornbury, Devon

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Thornbury parish church

Thornbury is a small village and civil parish in the local government district of Torridge, Devon, England. The parish, which lies about five miles north-east of the town of Holsworthy, is surrounded clockwise from the north by the parishes of Milton Damerel, Bradford, Cookbury and Holsworthy Hamlets.[1] In 2001 its population was 277, little changed from the 291 residents it had in 1901.[2]

The parish church, dedicated to St Peter, is in the village and has a fine Norman south doorway dated to around 1150. Although most of the rest of the fabric dates to the early 14th century, it was partly hidden by a heavy restoration in 1876 during which the tower was also increased in height by five feet.[3][4] In the churchyard there is an arch which used to lead to the village pound where stray animals were kept.[2]

The village has no other facilities, but a trout farm is located within the parish. The nearest primary school is in Bradford.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "Map of Devon Parishes" (PDF). Devon County Council. Retrieved 20 June 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Harris, Helen (2004). A Handbook of Devon Parishes. Tiverton: Halsgrove. p. 168. ISBN 1-84114-314-6. 
  3. ^ Hoskins, W. G. (1972). A New Survey of England: Devon (New ed.). London: Collins. p. 493. ISBN 0-7153-5577-5. 
  4. ^ Cherry, Bridget & Pevsner, Nikolaus (1989). The Buildings of England –– Devon. Harmondsworth: Penguin. p. 803. ISBN 0-14-071050-7. 

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Coordinates: 50°51′13″N 4°16′27″W / 50.8537°N 4.2742°W / 50.8537; -4.2742