Place:Thornton le Moor, North Riding of Yorkshire, England

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NameThornton le Moor
Alt namesThornton-le-Moorsource: spelling variation
TypeTownship, Civil parish
Coordinates54.287°N 1.402°W
Located inNorth Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inYorkshire, England    
North Yorkshire, England     (1974 - )
See alsoNorth Otterington, North Riding of Yorkshire, Englandancient parish of which it was part
Birdforth Wapentake, North Riding of Yorkshire, Englandwapentake in which it was located
Thirsk Rural, North Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district in which it was situated 1894-1974
Hambleton District, North Yorkshire, Englandadministrative district covering the area since 1974
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Thornton le Moor is a village and civil parish in the Hambleton District of North Yorkshire, England situated equidistantly between the towns of Thirsk and Northallerton.

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Thornton le Moor was originally a township in the ancient parish of North Otterington in the Birdforth Wapentake of the North Riding of Yorkshire. Thornton le Moor was made a civil parish in 1866 and in 1894 it became part of the Thirsk Rural District.

Since 1974 Thornton le Moor has been in North Yorkshire, specifically within the Hambleton District.


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