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Thornton, Bradford

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Thornton, Bradford

Thornton is a village within the metropolitan borough of the City of Bradford, in West Yorkshire, England. It lies to the west of Bradford, and together with neighbouring Allerton, has total resident population of 15,003. Its most famous residents were the Bront√ęs. The preserved centre of the village retains the character of a typical Pennine village, with stone built houses with stone flagged roofs.
Administrative CountyBradford
Traditional CountyYorkshire, West Riding
OS GridSE1032
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionYorkshire and the Humber
Police AuthorityWest Yorkshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityWest Yorkshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityWest Yorkshire
Ambulance AuthorityYorkshire
Dialling code01274

Other names by which Thornton, Bradford has been known in the past

Tornetun ~ Tortetun

Thornton, Bradford in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Thornton, town and township with ry. sta., Bradford par., N. div. West-Riding Yorkshire, 4 miles W. of Bradford - township (containing Denholme Gate), 4785 ac., pop. 9633; town, 2132 ac., pop. 6084; P.O., T.O., 1 Bank. Thornton shares in the industries of Bradford.

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