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Thorney, Nottinghamshire

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Thorney, Nottinghamshire

Administrative CountyNottinghamshire
Traditional CountyNottinghamshire
OS GridSK8572
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionEast Midlands
Police AuthorityNottinghamshire

Other names by which Thorney, Nottinghamshire has been known in the past


Thorney, Nottinghamshire in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Thorney, par. and township, Notts, 2½ miles SW. of Saxilby sta. and 8 miles E. of Tuxford - par., 4140 ac., pop. 348;8 township, pop. 162.

Thorney, Nottinghamshire in "A Topographical Dictionary of England" edited by Samuel Lewis (1848)

THORNEY (St. Helen), a parish, in the union, and N. division of the wapentake, of Newark, S. division of the county of Nottingham, 14 miles (N. N. E.) from Newark; containing 342 inhabitants, This is the extreme parish in the tongue of land in Nottinghamshire which runs into Lincolnshire. It comprises, with the hamlets of Wiggesley and Broadholme, 3931a. 8p.; the soil of the higher grounds is clayey, but in the lower parts sandy and poor. The Fosse-Dyke canal, running from the Trent to the Witham, passes for a short distance along the northern boundary of the parish. The living is a discharged vicarage, valued in the king's books at £4. 7. 6., and in the gift of C. Neville, Esq.: the tithes have been commuted for £70, and the glebe contains about 112 acres. The church is ancient, and has a piscina in the southern wall of the chancel; the southern door is Norman, and the nave is separated from the aisle by Norman arches.

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