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St. Helenas Church in Thoroton Notts 2015.jpg
The church steeple
Thoroton is located in Nottinghamshire
Thoroton shown within Nottinghamshire
Population 112 (2011)
OS grid reference SK764425
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district NG13
Dialling code 01949
Police Nottinghamshire
Fire Nottinghamshire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
List of places
53°00′N 0°52′W / 53.0°N 0.86°W / 53.0; -0.86Coordinates: 53°00′N 0°52′W / 53.0°N 0.86°W / 53.0; -0.86

Thoroton is a village located in the parish of Thoroton in Rushcliffe, Nottingham, England. It lies along the banks of the River Smite, about 15 miles (24 km) east of Nottingham, 4 miles (6.4 km) north-west of Bingham, and adjacent to Scarrington, Hawksworth, Sibthorpe, Orston and Aslockton. Thoroton has a population of 112.[1] It is bounded by the A46 3 miles (4.8 km) to the west, the A1 3 miles (4.8 km) to the east and the A52 road 2 miles (3.2 km) to the south.


Thoroton and was granted conservation area status in 1974. It is served by St Helena's Church, which is a Grade I listed building.

The place name seems to contain an Old Norse personal name Þurferð + tūn (Old English), an enclosure; a farmstead; a village; an estate; thus "Farm of a man called Thurferth".[2] There are 19 such place names (Scandinavian personal name followed by tūn ) in Nottinghamshire, all of them in the Domesday survey, and all apparently ancient villages.[3]

Charles Falconer, Baron Falconer of Thoroton takes his name from part of his wife's name and her family home is near Thoroton.[4] The family also owns property in the village, which is let.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "Civil parish 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 16 April 2016. 
  2. ^ J. Gover, A. Mawer and F. M. Stenton (eds.), Place Names of Nottinghamshire (Cambridge, 1940), p. 229; A. D. Mills, Dictionary of English Place-Names (Oxford, 2002), p. 345; E. Ekwall, Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Place-names (Oxford, 1960), p. 229.
  3. ^ J. Gover et al, p. xviii.
  4. ^ The Domesday bloke, The Guardian, Retrieved 3 August 2015

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