Thornton, East Riding of Yorkshire

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Houses in Thornton East Riding of Yorkshire.jpg
Street in Thornton
Thornton is located in East Riding of Yorkshire
Thornton shown within the East Riding of Yorkshire
Population 138 (2011 census)[1]
OS grid reference SE759453
Civil parish
  • Thornton
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town YORK
Postcode district YO42
Dialling code 01759
Police Humberside
Fire Humberside
Ambulance Yorkshire
EU Parliament Yorkshire and the Humber
UK Parliament
List of places
53°53′54″N 0°50′45″W / 53.898317°N 0.845721°W / 53.898317; -0.845721Coordinates: 53°53′54″N 0°50′45″W / 53.898317°N 0.845721°W / 53.898317; -0.845721

Thornton is a village and civil parish in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. It is situated approximately 3.5 miles (5.6 km) south-west of the town of Pocklington and 5 miles (8 km) north-west of the village of Holme-on-Spalding-Moor. It lies just to the north of the Pocklington Canal.

According to the 2011 UK census, Thornton parish had a population of 138,[1] exactly the same as on the 2001 UK census.[2]

St Michael's Church, Thornton

The parish church of St Michael on Main Street is designated a Grade II* listed building.[3]

The other listed structures in the parish are Walbut Lock and Walbut Bridge on the Pocklington Canal, both of which are Grade II listed.[4][5]


  • Gazetteer — A–Z of Towns Villages and Hamlets. East Riding of Yorkshire Council. 2006. p. 11. 

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