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Thornton-Cleveleys is located in Lancashire
 Thornton-Cleveleys shown within Lancashire
Population 31,157 (2001 Census)
District Wyre
Shire county Lancashire
Region North West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Thornton-Cleveleys
Postcode district FY5
Dialling code 01253
Police Lancashire
Fire Lancashire
Ambulance North West
EU Parliament North West England
UK Parliament Blackpool North and Cleveleys
Wyre and Preston North
List of places

Coordinates: 53°52′26″N 3°01′16″W / 53.874°N 3.021°W / 53.874; -3.021

Thornton-Cleveleys is an unparished area (and former urban district), currently in the English local government district of Wyre, Lancashire, covering the towns of Thornton and Cleveleys. It forms part of the Blackpool Urban Area.

The civil parish of Thornton became an urban district in 1900, and was renamed Thornton-Cleveleys in 1927.[1]

On 1 April 1974, the urban district became part of the Borough of Wyre. Thornton-Cleveleys corresponds with six wards of the borough.

According to the 2001 census Thornton-Cleveleys has a population of 31,157, increasing to 32,443 at the 2011 census. The population of the individual borough council wards was recorded as:

  • Bourne: 6,121 (2011=6,676}
  • Cleveleys Park: 5,994 (2011=5,940)
  • Jubilee: 4,186 (2011=4,025)
  • Norcross: 3,738 (2011=3,740)
  • Staina: 5,267 (2011=6,111)
  • Victoria: 5,851 (2011=5,951}


Thornton-Cleveleys is home to Thornton-Cleveleys RUFC who play rugby in the RFU Northern Division, North Lancs 1. Their home ground is the YMCA sport centre in Thornton.

Thornton-Cleveleys FC play in and, before the club folded, Norcross & Warbreck FC played in, the West Lancashire Football League. Both teams' home pitches are in Thornton. The Norcross & Warbreck pitch is now used by Anchorsholme FC on a Saturday and HASSRA Fylde FC as well as two local veteran sides on a Sunday.

Fylde Flyers Ice Hockey Team are based in the SubZero Leisure Ice Rink (opened in 2011), Jubilee Park, Thornton-Cleveleys, and play in the EIHA North Division 2.

The town boasts two cricket clubs - Thornton-Cleveleys CC and Norcross CC - both playing in the Moore & Smalley Palace Shield competition. Each team has three senior sides and several junior teams in a variety of age groups. The two clubs have shared a friendly rivalry over many years and both are member clubs of Wyre Council's Cricket Development Group.


  1. ^ Thornton-Cleveleys UD Lancashire through time | Administrative history of Local Government District: hierarchies, boundaries