Thornbury, South Gloucestershire

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Thornbury is a town in South Gloucestershire

Other current and historical names

Location and coordinates are for the approximate centre of Thornbury within this administrative area. Geographic features and populated places may cross administrative borders.

Thornbury in historic gazetteers

Gazetteer of the British Isles (Edinburgh: Bartholomew, 1887). John Bartholomew

Thornbury.-- market town, par., and township with ry. sta., Gloucestershire, 7½ miles NW. of Yate by rail and 12 N. of Bristol - par., 11,570 ac. land, 480 tidal water and 2520 foreshore, pop. 4164; township, 10,674 ac., pop. 3917; P.O., T.O., 1 Bank. Market-day, Saturday. Thornbury was a prescriptive incorporation, but without municipal functions or property. Thornbury Castle, a palatial edifice, was begun in 1511 by Edward Stafford, Duke of Buckingham, and was never completed. Thornbury Castle is also the name of a modern seat.

Thornbury in the Domesday Book

A village in Langley hundred, in the county of Gloucestershire. is a Good Stuff website.