Thornton, Leicestershire

Thornton, Leicestershire

infobox UK place
country = England

latitude= 52.66
official_name =Thornton
population =
shire_district= Hinckley and Bosworth
shire_county= Leicestershire
region= East Midlands
post_town= COALVILLE
postcode_district = LE67
os_grid_reference= SK4607

Thornton is a village in Leicestershire, England. The village is within the civil parish of Bagworth and Thornton. It is a linear village lying along a scarp overlooking Thornton Reservoir. The parish church of St Peter was built in the 13th century; the church door was originally at Ulverscroft Priory. Between 1832 and 1865 Thornton had a railway station on the Leicester and Swannington Railway.

Thornton Reservoir has an area of 75 acres. It is no longer actively used as a source of drinking water, and was opened to the public by Severn Trent Water in 1997.

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