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For other places with the same name, see Thornton le Moor.
St Mary's Church, Thornton-le-Moors.jpg
St Mary's Church, Thornton-le-Moors
Thornton-le-Moors is located in Cheshire
Thornton-le-Moors shown within Cheshire
Population 253 (2011 Census)
OS grid reference SJ4474
Civil parish
  • Thornton-le-Moors
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town CHESTER
Postcode district CH2
Dialling code 01244
Police Cheshire
Fire Cheshire
Ambulance North West
EU Parliament North West England
UK Parliament
List of places
53°15′54″N 2°50′17″W / 53.265°N 2.838°W / 53.265; -2.838Coordinates: 53°15′54″N 2°50′17″W / 53.265°N 2.838°W / 53.265; -2.838

Thornton-le-Moors is a village and civil parish in the unitary authority of Cheshire West and Chester and the ceremonial county of Cheshire, England. At the census of 2001 it had a population of 260,[1] reducing slightly to 253 at the 2011 census.[2]

The village is seven miles north east of the city of Chester. It is situated to the south of the A5117 road. To the north of the village is the Stanlow Refinery. To the west is the nearest town of Ellesmere Port and to the north west is the nearest village, Elton


Thornton le Moors was a township in Thornton Parish, Eddisbury Hundred, which became a civil parish in 1866.[citation needed]

Religious sites[edit]

St Mary's Church, Thornton-le-Moors is a Grade I listed building.[3] The church has recently undergone restoration.[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Thornton-le-Moors CP (Parish)". Census 2001. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 30 May 2010. 
  2. ^ "Parish population 2011". Retrieved 27 May 2015. 
  3. ^ Images of England: Church of St Mary, Thornton-le-Moors, English Heritage, retrieved 16 October 2007 
  4. ^ "Protecting", Annual Review 2009–2010, Churches Conservation Trust, p. 5, 2010 

External links[edit]

Media related to Thornton-le-Moors at Wikimedia Commons