Thornes  West Riding


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Thornes like this:

THORNES, a chapelry in Wakefield parish, W. R. Yorkshire; ½ a mile S by W of Wakefield r. station. Post town, Wakefield. Pop., 1,798. Houses, 386. The property is subdivided; and there are several market gardens. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Ripon. Value, £160.* Patron, the Vicar of Wakefield. The church was built in 1830. There is a national school.

Additional information about this locality is available for Wakefield

Thornes through time

Thornes is now part of Wakefield district. Click here for graphs and data of how Wakefield has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Thornes itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Thornes, in Wakefield and West Riding | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 20th October 2019

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