Place:Thorley, Isle of Wight, England

Alt namesTorleisource: Domesday Book (1985) p 126
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates50.7°N 1.467°W
Located inIsle of Wight, England     (1890 - )
Also located inHampshire, England     ( - 1890)
See alsoWest Medina Liberty, Hampshire, Englandancient county division in which it was located
Isle of Wight Rural, Isle of Wight, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1933
Yarmouth, Isle of Wight, Englandcivil parish into which it was absorbed in 1933
Medina District, Isle of Wight, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area 1974-1995
Isle of Wight (council), Isle of Wight, Englanddistrict municipality and unitary authority covering the area since 1995
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog

Thorley is a village on the Isle of Wight, 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) from Yarmouth in the northwest of the island. Thorley was a separate civil parish until 1933 when it was absorbed into Yarmouth.

A Vision of Britain through Time provides the following description of Thorley from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:

"THORLEY, a parish in the Isle of Wight; 1 mile SE of Yarmouth. Post town: Yarmouth, Isle of Wight. Acres: 1,574. Real property: £2,061. Population: 143. Houses: 25. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Winchester. Value: £100. Patrons: Trustees. The church is not good."

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