Thornton le Moor, Lincolnshire

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Thornton le Moor
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All Saints' Church, Thornton le Moor
Thornton le Moor is located in Lincolnshire
Thornton le Moor
Thornton le Moor
Location within Lincolnshire
OS grid referenceTF050962
• London135 mi (217 km) S
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townMarket Rasen
Postcode districtLN7
PoliceLincolnshire
FireLincolnshire
AmbulanceEast Midlands
EU ParliamentEast Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Lincolnshire
53°27′09″N 0°25′09″W / 53.452418°N 0.419225°W / 53.452418; -0.419225Coordinates: 53°27′09″N 0°25′09″W / 53.452418°N 0.419225°W / 53.452418; -0.419225

Thornton le Moor is a village in the civil parish of Owersby in the West Lindsey district of Lincolnshire, England, situated approximately 5 miles (8 km) south-west from the town of Caistor. Between 1866 and 1936 Thornton le Moor was a separate civil parish.[1]

Near the village are the remains of the deserted medieval villages of Beasthorpe[2] and Cauthorpe.[3] In the Domesday Book of 1086 Thornton le Moor is written as "Torentone", consisting of eighteen households.[4]

The parish church is dedicated to All Saints and is a Grade II* listed ironstone building dating from the 11th century. It was restored 1871. There is a fragment of an 11th-century limestone cross shaft built into the back of an aumbry in the north wall of the chancel.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Thornton Le Moor". Vision of Britain. University of Portsmouth. Retrieved 15 July 2011.
  2. ^ Historic England. "Beasthorpe DMV (892408)". PastScape. Retrieved 15 July 2011.
  3. ^ Historic England. "Cauthorpe DMV (892412)". PastScape. Retrieved 15 July 2011.
  4. ^ "Thornton le Moor". Domesday Map. Anna Powell-Smith/University of Hull. Retrieved 15 July 2011.
  5. ^ Historic England. "All Saints, Thornton le Moor (1063439)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 15 July 2011.

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