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The Ancient Parish of THORNE

[Transcribed information mainly from the early 1820s]

"THORNE, a market and parish-town, in the lower-division of Strafforth and Tickhill; (the seats of Henry Ellison, and R. Pemberton Milnes, Esqrs.) 6 miles from Crowle (Linc.) 7 SE. of Snaith, 11 from Doncaster, 13 from Howden, 14 from Bawtry, 30 from York, 170 from London. Market, Wednesday. Fairs, Monday and Tuesday after June 11, and Monday and Tuesday after October 11, for horned cattle, woollen cloth, &c. Principal Inns, White Hart, Red Lion, Granby's Head, and Royal Oak. Pop. 3,463. The Church is a perpetual curacy, dedicated to St. Nicholas (see Churches for photograph), in the deanry of Doncaster, value, p.r. !72. Patron, Lord Deerhurst, in right of his wife." (There is further information for Thorne).


"BANKSIDE, 3 or 4 farm-houses in the township and parish of Thorne; 4 miles SE. of Snaith and 4 from Thorne."


"BRADHOLME, a farm-house in the township and parish of Thorne, liberty of Tickhill; 1 mile S. of Thorne."


"DIKES MARSH, 2 farm-houses in the township and parish of Thorne; 2 miles N. of Thorne."


"LONG JOHNNY MOOR, a hamlet in the township and parish of Thorne; 3 miles from Thorne, 11 from Howden."


"MOORENDS, scattered farm-houses in the township and parish of Thorne; 1 mile N. of Thorne, 13 from Howden."


"THORNE QUAY, or WHARFE, in the township and parish of Thorne; of a mile N. of Thorne.

Vessels of a sufficiently large size for the coasting trade, are built here, on the banks of the river, the landing place for merchandise; and where a considerable trade is carried on in coals, timber, iron, &c."

[Description(s) edited from various 19th century sources by Colin Hinson 2007]

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