Thornton-le-Moors is a village and civil parish in the unitary authority of Cheshire West and Chester and the ceremonial county of Cheshire, England. At the census of 2001 it had a population of 260,[1] reducing slightly to 253 at the 2011 census.[2]

St Mary's Church, Thornton-le-Moors.jpg
St Mary's Church, Thornton-le-Moors
Thornton-le-Moors is located in Cheshire
Location within Cheshire
Population253 (2011 Census)
OS grid referenceSJ4474
Civil parish
  • Thornton-le-Moors
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townCHESTER
Postcode districtCH2
Dialling code01244
AmbulanceNorth West
UK Parliament
List of places
53°15′54″N 2°50′17″W / 53.265°N 2.838°W / 53.265; -2.838Coordinates: 53°15′54″N 2°50′17″W / 53.265°N 2.838°W / 53.265; -2.838

The village is seven miles north east of the city of Chester. It is situated to the south of the A5117 road. To the north of the village is the Stanlow Refinery. To the west is the nearest town of Ellesmere Port and to the north east is the nearest village, Elton


Thornton le Moors was a township in Thornton Parish, Eddisbury Hundred, which became a civil parish in 1866. The population was 156 in 1801, 186 in 1851, 130 in 1901, 223 in 1951 and 260 in 2001.[3]

Religious sitesEdit

St Mary's Church, Thornton-le-Moors is a Grade I listed building.[4] The church has recently undergone restoration.[5]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Thornton-le-Moors CP (Parish)". Census 2001. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 30 May 2010.
  2. ^ "Parish population 2011". Retrieved 27 May 2015.
  3. ^ "Thornton le Moors". GENUKI UK & Ireland Genealogy. Retrieved 9 July 2020.
  4. ^ Images of England: Church of St Mary, Thornton-le-Moors, English Heritage, retrieved 16 October 2007
  5. ^ "Protecting", Annual Review 2009–2010, Churches Conservation Trust, p. 5, 2010

External linksEdit

  Media related to Thornton-le-Moors at Wikimedia Commons