Place:Thornton (near Pocklington), East Riding of Yorkshire, England

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NameThornton (near Pocklington)
Alt namesThornton
TypeVillage, Civil parish
Coordinates53.8983°N 0.8457°W
Located inEast Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inYorkshire, England    
Humberside, England     (1974 - 1996)
East Riding of Yorkshire, England     (1996 - )
See alsoPocklington Rural, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district in which the civil parish was located 1894-1974
source: Family History Library Catalog
the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia

Thornton is a village and civil parish in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. It is situated approximately 3.5 miles (5.6 km) south-west of the town of Pocklington and 5 miles (8 km) north-west of the village of Holme-on-Spalding-Moor. It lies just to the north of the Pocklington Canal.

According to the 2011 UK census, Thornton parish had a population of 138, exactly the same as on the 2001 UK census.

Historically, Thornton was an ecclesiastical parish in the wapentake of Harthill. From 1894 until 1974, Thornton was located in Pocklington Rural District.

In 1974 most of what had been the East Riding of Yorkshire was joined with the northern part of Lincolnshire to became a new English county named Humberside. The urban and rural districts of the former counties were abolished and Humberside was divided into non-metropolitan districts. The new organization did not meet with the pleasure of the local citizenry and Humberside was wound up in 1996. The area north of the River Humber was separated into two "unitary authorities"—Kingston-upon-Hull covering the former City of Hull and its closest environs, and the less urban section which, once again, named itself the East Riding of Yorkshire.



Research Tips

  • GENUKI on Thornton. The GENUKI page gives numerous references to local bodies providing genealogical assistance.
  • The FamilySearch wiki on the ecclesiastical parish of Thornton provides a list of useful resources for the local area.
  • British History Online has an article on Thornton which describes the local history including the ownership of manors and estates.
  • A Vision of Britain through Time on Thornton.
  • A Vision of Britain through Time also provides links to three maps of the East Riding, produced by the United Kingdom Ordnance Survey, illustrating the boundaries between the civil parishes and the rural districts at various dates. These maps all blow up to a scale that will illustrate small villages and large farms or estates.


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