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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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