English Place-name Society

Survey of English Place-Names

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Major Settlement in the Parish of Whixley

Historical Forms

  • Thornvill 1771 M


originally a detached portion of Whixley (1858 O.S.), probably formerly equivalent to Little Cattal (17infra ). The name was doubtless invented by Colonel Thornton (cf. Allerton Mauleverer 13infra ).