Thornton in Lonsdale

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Thornton in Lonsdale
St Oswald's Church, Thornton in Lonsdale.jpg
St Oswald's Church
Thornton in Lonsdale is located in North Yorkshire
Thornton in Lonsdale
Thornton in Lonsdale
Thornton in Lonsdale shown within North Yorkshire
Population 288 (2011)
OS grid reference SD716809
Civil parish
  • Thornton in Lonsdale
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district LA6
Dialling code 01524
Police North Yorkshire
Fire North Yorkshire
Ambulance Yorkshire
EU Parliament Yorkshire and the Humber
UK Parliament
List of places
54°13′24″N 2°26′11″W / 54.22322°N 2.43638°W / 54.22322; -2.43638Coordinates: 54°13′24″N 2°26′11″W / 54.22322°N 2.43638°W / 54.22322; -2.43638

Thornton-in-Lonsdale is a village and civil parish in the District of Craven and ceremonial county of North Yorkshire in England. It is very close to the border with Cumbria and Lancashire and is 1 mile (1.6 km) north of Ingleton and 5 miles (8.0 km) south east of Kirkby Lonsdale, and has a population of 308,[1] falling to 288 at the 2011 Census.[2] Its main claims to fame are the Marton Arms pub and St Oswald's Church, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle married his first wife at this church in 1885 and held his reception at The Marton Arms before setting off to Ireland on honeymoon. Doyle's mother resided at nearby Masongill from 1882 to 1917.[3]


The Domesday Book folio 301v includes the arable land in Thornton-in-Lonsdale

In 1086 the Domesday Book listed on folio 301v[4] under Craven Torntun & in Borch, Orm vi curactes ad geld. – that is in Thornton-in-Lonsdale with Burrow-with-Burrow Orm has circa 720 acres of plough-land to be taxed. This manor belonged to Orm, one of the family of Norse Noblemen who held the most land in Northern England. All estates would also include grazing land but since only arable land was tallied their total area can only be induced.

Historical parish[edit]

Because the parish of Thornton in Lonsdale was in the Lonsdale Hundred, a region more ancient than the county of Lancashire, it lay across two counties. A strip down the left side of the parish including Ireby was in Lancashire. The Lancashire area was about 3.7 miles (6 km) long and its width tapered from about 1.2 miles (2 km) to about 330 feet (100 m).[5] However the majority of the parish, including Thornton and Burton-in-Lonsdale, was in Yorkshire.


  1. ^ Office for National Statistics : Census 2001 : Parish Headcounts : Craven Retrieved 3 January 2010
  2. ^ "Parish population 2011". Retrieved 27 July 2015. 
  3. ^ "Hound of the Baskervilles may have roamed Yorkshire". Yorkshire Post. 4 January 2006. Retrieved 28 July 2007. 
  4. ^ The National Archives Documents Online, Domesday Book folio 301v
  5. ^ Family Search, Historical Maps, England Jurisdictions 1851

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