Thornton, East Riding

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East Riding
Houses in Thornton East Riding of Yorkshire.jpg
Street in Thornton
Grid reference: SE759453
Location: 53°53’54"N, 0°50’45"W
Population: 138  (2011)
Post town: York
Postcode: YO42
Dialling code: 01759
Local Government
Council: East Riding of Yorkshire
East Yorkshire

Thornton is a village in the East Riding of Yorkshire, three and a half miles south-west of the Pocklington and five miles north-west of Holme-on-Spalding-Moor. It sits just to the north of the Pocklington Canal.

The 2011 census recorded Thornton parish with a population of 138.

The village was historically sometimes distinguished by the suffix "in Spalding Moor".[1]

St Michael's Church, Thornton

The parish church of St Michael on Main Street is a Grade II* listed building.[2]

The other listed structures in the parish are Walbut Lock and Walbut Bridge on the Pocklington Canal, both of which are Grade II listed.[3][4]

Outside links

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about Thornton, East Riding)


  1. A History of the County of York: East Riding - Volume 3 pp179-190: Parishes: Thornton (Victoria County History)
  2. National Heritage List 1346434: Church of St Michael (Grade II* listing)
  3. National Heritage List 1083859: Pocklington Canal Walbut Lock (Grade II listing)
  4. National Heritage List 1309793: Pocklington Canal Walbut Bridge (Grade II listing)
  • Gazetteer — A–Z of Towns Villages and Hamlets. East Riding of Yorkshire Council. 2006. p. 11.