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The Ancient Parish of THORNTON LE STREET

[Transcribed information mainly from the early 1820s]

"THORNTON LE STREET, a parish in the wapentake and liberty of Allertonshire; 3 miles NNW. of Thirsk. Here is a church, dedicated to St. Leonard, in the patronage of Christ's Church College, Oxford; the Rev. T. H. Fowles, A.M. rector. Pop. 131.

Here the Rycknild street separated from the road leading to Catterick, and stretching in a direct line by Sowerby crossed the Tees at Sockburn. --Cade."


"BEAL HOUSE, a farm house in the township and parish of Thornton-le-street; 1 mile WNW. of Thornton le Street, 4 miles from Thirsk, 6 from Northallerton."


"NORTH KILVINGTON, in the parish of Thornton le Street, wapentake and liberty of Allertonshire; mile SE. of Thornton le Street, 2 miles N. of Thirsk. Here is a Roman Catholic chapel, of which the Rev. Mr. Lawson is the priest. Pop. 68."


"VIEWLY HILL, in the parish of Thornton le Street, & wapentake of Allertonshire; 1 mile W. of Thornton le Street, 4 miles NW. of Thirsk."


"WOOD END, (the seat of Samuel Crompton, Esq.) in the township and parish of Thornton-le-Street; 4 miles from Thirsk, 6 from Northallerton."

[Description(s) edited mainly from various 19th century sources by Colin Hinson. 2010]

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