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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. 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.
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". 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.
Charles Falconer, Baron Falconer of Thoroton takes his name from part of his wife's name and her family home is near Thoroton. The family also owns property in the village, which is let.
- "Civil parish 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 16 April 2016.
- 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.
- J. Gover et al, p. xviii.
- The Domesday bloke, The Guardian, Retrieved 3 August 2015
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