Place:Thornton-le-Clay, North Riding of Yorkshire, England

Alt namesThornton le Claysource: GENUKI, A Vision of Britain
TypeVillage, Civil parish
Coordinates54.0774°N 0.9542°W
Located inNorth Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inYorkshire, England    
North Yorkshire, England     (1974 - )
See alsoNorton Rural, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district of which the civil parish was a part 1894-1974
Ryedale District, North Yorkshire, Englanddistrict municipality in which it has been situated since 1974
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Thornton-le-Clay is a village and civil parish in the Ryedale district of North Yorkshire, England. It is about 8 miles north east of York.

Prior to the nationwide municipal reorganization of 1974, Thornton-le-Clay was located in Malton Rural District. Historically, it was located in the ecclesiastical parish of Foston in the Bulmer Wapentake.


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The village is mentioned in the Domesday book as Torentune in the Bulford hundred. There are three references in total. The first as being part of Fostun manor; secondly as part of Bulmer manor and lastly as part of the Bolesforde Wapentac. The etymology of the name is Old English and means settlement enclosed by thorn bushes. The suffix relates to the nature of the soil in the surrounding area.

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