Place:Thornton-Risebrough, North Riding of Yorkshire, England

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NameThornton-Risebrough
TypeCivil parish
Coordinates54.2408°N 0.8381°W
Located inNorth Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inYorkshire, England    
North Yorkshire, England     (1974 - )
See alsoKirkbymoorside Rural, North Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district of which the parish was a part 1894-1934
Pickering Rural, North Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district of which the parish was a part 1934-1974
Ryedale District, North Yorkshire, Englanddistrict municipality in which it has been situated since 1974
source: Family History Library Catalog


A Vision of Britain through Time provides this description from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72):

"THORNTON-RISEBROUGH, a township in Normanby parish, [North Riding of] Yorkshire; 3¼ miles SW of Pickering. Acres: 595. Real property: £807 Population: 35. Houses: 5."

Prior to the nationwide municipal reorganization of 1974, Thornton-Risebrough was part of Kirkbymoorside Rural District from 1894 until 1934 when it was transferred to Pickering Rural District (1934-1974). Historically, it was located in the ecclesiastical parish of Normanby (near Pickering) in the Rydale Wapentake.

Thornton-Risebrough did not appear in Wikipedia although all sorts of variable spellings were tried. The co-ordinates are those of Riseborough-Hagg Farm on Morton Road west of Pickering. Thornton Dale (or Thornton le Dale) is a different parish to the east of Pickering on the main road to Scarborough which was in the Pickering Lythe Wapentake.

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