Thurlstone

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Thurlstone
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Thurlstone - Wesleyan Church
Thurlstone is located in South Yorkshire
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Thurlstone shown within South Yorkshire
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Postcode district S36
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53°31′30″N 1°37′44″W / 53.525°N 1.629°W / 53.525; -1.629Coordinates: 53°31′30″N 1°37′44″W / 53.525°N 1.629°W / 53.525; -1.629

Thurlstone is a village near Penistone in the metropolitan borough of Barnsley in South Yorkshire, England.[1] Originally it was a small farming community. Some industries developed using water power from the River Don such as corn milling, wire drawing and various wool and cloth processes.[2] Most of these are now gone and only James Durrans (carbon products) and Service Direct owned by 'Don Eddie' remain. The village is now a dormitory for the urban areas of South and West Yorkshire. The village now falls in the Penistone West ward of the Barnsley MBC.

Its name is believed to be of Anglo-Saxon origin, possibly referring to the god Thunor. Other sources argue that its name is taken from thirled (pierced) rock which is found at its location.[3] The nearby village Thurgoland may have a similar derivation.

Notable people[edit]

  • Nicholas Saunderson - A prominent member of the scientific community in the 18th century was born in the village.[4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Wolffe, John, ed. (2005). Yorkshire Returns of the 1851 Census of Religious Worship: West Riding (South). Borthwick Publications. pp. 96–97. ISBN 1-904497-11-X. 
  2. ^ Hey, David (2015). "20". A History of the South Yorkshire Countryside. Pen & Swords Books Limited. ISBN 978-1-47383-435-4. 
  3. ^ Report and Transactions: Volume 10. Devonshire Association for the Advancement of Science, Literature and Art. 1878. p. 298. 
  4. ^ Fuller, Thomas; Nuttall, P. Austin (1840). The history of the worthies of England: Volume 3. Thomas Tegg. p. 472. 

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