Thornton, Lincolnshire

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Thornton
St.Wilfrid's church, Thornton-by-Horncastle, Lincs. - geograph.org.uk - 95362.jpg
St Wilfrid's Church, Thornton
Thornton is located in Lincolnshire
Thornton
Thornton
Location within Lincolnshire
Population(2001)
OS grid referenceTF245677
• London120 mi (190 km) S
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townHorncastle
Postcode districtLN9
PoliceLincolnshire
FireLincolnshire
AmbulanceEast Midlands
EU ParliamentEast Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Lincolnshire
53°11′32″N 0°08′16″W / 53.192330°N 0.137656°W / 53.192330; -0.137656Coordinates: 53°11′32″N 0°08′16″W / 53.192330°N 0.137656°W / 53.192330; -0.137656

Thornton, or Thornton by Horncastle, is a small hamlet in the civil parish of Roughton, in the East Lindsey district of Lincolnshire, England. It is situated on the B1191 road, 1 mile (1.6 km) west from the A153, and 1.5 miles (2.4 km) south-east from Horncastle town centre.

The village is mentioned in the 1086 Domesday Book, with 19 households and Robert the Bursar as Lord of the Manor.[1]

The greenstone parish church is dedicated to Saint Wilfrid and is a Grade II listed building dating from the 15th century and restored in 1890 by Ewan Christian.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Thornton by Horncastle in the Domesday Book. Retrieved 19 June 2011.
  2. ^ Historic England. "St Wilfreds, Thornton (1262381)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 19 August 2011.

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