Place:Thornton Curtis, Lincolnshire, England

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NameThornton Curtis
Alt namesThornton-Curtissource: Family History Library Catalog
Torentonesource: Getty Vocabulary Program
Torentunesource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeInhabited place
Coordinates53.634°N 0.355°W
Located inLincolnshire, England
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Thornton Curtis is a village and civil parish in the North Lincolnshire district of Lincolnshire, England, approximately south-east from the town of Barton-upon-Humber.

The name Thornton is from the Old English thorn+tun, meaning "village where thorn trees grow." In the 1086 Domesday Book the name is written as "Torentune". The origin of the Curtis part of the village name is unknown.

The village is served by Thornton Abbey railway station.

Historical and Latest Population/Demographic Details

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The population of Thornton Curtis remained relatively stable for the 110 years from 1850 to 1960; since 1960 a marked decline can be seen.

Year Population
1801 242
1811 300
1821 328
1831 362
1841 393
1851 497
1861 483
1871 478
1881 491
1891 489
1901 477
1911 452
1921 481
1931 467
1941 N/A
1951 422
1961 403
1971 336
1981 308
1991 279
2001 246

Information from the United Kingdom Census 2001:

  • Number of households in the parish: 116 (50% detached houses or bungalows).
  • Of the 246 residents, 117 were male and 129 female.
  • Over 50% of residents fell into the 30-59 year old age categories.
  • Ethnicity: 97.6% British White.
  • Unemployment Rate: 2.48%.
  • Household Owner/Occupier (either outright or with mortgage): 64.1%.
  • Car ownership by household (at least one car per household): 88.7%.
  • 33.2% of the residents held no formal qualifications.
  • 8.4% of residents held Degree level or equivalent qualifications.

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