Thorney, Nottinghamshire

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St Helen's Church
Location: 53°14’50"N, 0°42’51"W
Population: 248  (2011)
Post town: Newark
Postcode: NG23
Local Government
Council: Newark and Sherwood
Website: Thorney parish council]

Thorney is a village and parish in the Newark Wapentake of Nottinghamshire, adjacent to the border with Lincolnshire. In 2011, the parish had a population of 248.[1] The civil parish is adjacent to those of Wigsley, Kettlethorpe, Newton on Trent, Saxilby with Ingleby, Harby, North Clifton, South Clifton and Hardwick.[2]


There are six listed buildings in Thorney.[3]


The name "Thorney" means 'Enclosure of thorn-trees'.[4] Thorney was recorded in the Domesday Book as Torneshaie.[5] The ancient parish also includes the townships of Broadholme and Wigsley[6] which became separate civil parishes in 1866.[7][8] Iron Age, Bronze age and Roman settlements have been found. There was a Saxon settlement in around AD 500. In 1853 the manor belonged to Rev. Christopher Nevile but was previously owned by the Nevile family.


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