Place:Thornbury, West Riding of Yorkshire, England

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NameThornbury
TypeVillage, City district
Coordinates53.798°N 1.711°W
Located inWest Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inWest Yorkshire, England     (1974 - )
Yorkshire, England    
See alsoBradford, West Riding of Yorkshire, Englandcity of which it was a part 1898-1974
Bradford (metropolitan borough), West Yorkshire, Englandmetropolitan borough of which it has been a part since 1974


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Thornbury is a district on the eastern edge of Bradford, in West Yorkshire, England on the border with the City of Leeds and located in the Bradford Moor ward and in the Bradford East parliamentary constituency. Thornbury is contiguous with Pudsey – part of the City of Leeds conurbation and borders Laisterdyke, and Fagley (Eccleshill Ward).

Historically, Thornbury was in the ecclesiastical parish of Bradford in the Morley Division of the wapentake of Agbrigg and Morley. From 1898 until 1974, Thornbury was located in the city of Bradford.

History

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Thornbury was originally a distinct village but became part of Bradford in 1882.

In Thornbury on Leeds Road there were some large former tramsheds and former bus depot dating from when Bradford had its own tram, bus and trolleybus services. Bradford Corporation Trams had their own works in Thornbury where over 150 tram cars were built.[1]

Buffalo Bill staged a performance of his Wild West Show in Thornbury when touring England in 1903.

The Kozey Picture Hall was converted from a boxing stadium and gymnasium operating as a cinema from 1912 on Leeds Old Road

The cinema closed in 1920 principally due to competition from the larger Lyceum Cinema opening in 1919 in nearby Laisterdyke and became a weaving shed.[2]

Research Tips

  • GENUKI on Thornbury. The GENUKI page gives numerous references to local bodies providing genealogical assistance.
  • The FamilySearch wiki on the ecclesiastical parish of Bradford provides a list of useful resources for the local area.
  • A Vision of Britain through Time on Thornbury.
  • A Vision of Britain through Time provides links to four maps of the West 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 expand to a scale that will illustrate small villages and large farms or estates.
  • Ordnance Survey West Riding 1888. The "Sanitary Districts (which preceded the rural districts) for the whole of the West Riding.
  • Ordnance Survey West Riding South 1900. The rural and urban districts, not long after their introduction. (the southern part of Bradford, the southern part of Leeds, the southern part of Tadcaster Rural District, the southern part of Selby, Goole Rural District, and all the divisions of Halifax, Huddersfield, Wakefield, Doncaster, Barnsley, Rotherham and Sheffield)
  • Ordnance Survey West Riding North 1900 The rural and urban districts, not long after their introduction. (rural districts of Sedbergh, Settle, Skipton, Pateley Bridge, Ripon, Knaresborough, Great Ouseburn, Clitheroe, Wharfedale, Wetherby, York, Bishopthorpe, Keighley, the northern part of Bradford, the northern part of Leeds, the northern part of Hunslet Urban District, the northern part of Tadcaster Rural District, the northern part of Selby Rural District)
  • Ordnance Survey West Riding 1944. The urban and rural districts of the whole of the West Riding after the revisions of 1935.
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