Thurnham, Lancashire

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Glasson Dock
Thurnham is located in Lancashire
 Thurnham shown within Lancashire
Population 651 (2011)
OS grid reference SD4654
Civil parish Thurnham
District Lancaster
Shire county Lancashire
Region North West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district LA2
Dialling code 01524
Police Lancashire
Fire Lancashire
Ambulance North West
EU Parliament North West England
UK Parliament Lancaster and Wyre
List of places

Coordinates: 53°59′N 2°50′W / 53.99°N 2.83°W / 53.99; -2.83

Thurnham is a civil parish in Lancashire, England. It is situated on the south side of the River Lune estuary in the City of Lancaster, and contains the villages of Conder Green, Glasson Dock, Lower Thurnham and Upper Thurnham.[1] The parish has a population of 595,[2] increasing to 651 at the 2011 Census.[3]

Thurnham is where the River Conder flows into the Lune. The main road through the parish is the A588. It was formerly served by the London and North Western Railway's Glasson Dock Branch railway line, which had three stations in the parish: one at Conder Green, the terminus at Glasson Dock and a private halt at Ashton Hall.

To the east of the village stands Thurnham Hall, a 17th-century country house converted to a resort hotel. It was originally the residence of John Pierce Chamberlain Starkie (1830-1888).

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