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Title: An Introduction - Thornton Curtis
Post by YaBB Administrator on 21. Apr 2006 at 17:55

Thornton Curtis is a village and parish in Lincolnshire 5 miles south-east of Barton-upon-Humber.

The national grid reference is TA087178. Lat: 53:38:45N (53.6457) Lon: 0:21:24W (-0.3566)

The name Thornton is from the Old English thorn+tun, meaning "village where thorn trees grow." In the 1086 Domesday Book the name is rendered as Torentune. The origin of the Curtis part of the village name is unknown.


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