Thorne, market town and par. with ry. sta., S. div. West-Riding Yorkshire, on river Don, 9 miles NE. of Doncaster, 12,408 ac., pop. 3484; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks, 1 newspaper. Market-day, Wednesday. Thorne is a small but flourishing town, and carries on a considerable trade. It has barge-building, roperies, timber-yards, and wharves.
(John Bartholomew, Gazetteer of the British Isles (1887))
|Feature Description:||"market town and parish with railway station" (ADL Feature Type: "cities")|
|Administrative units:||Yorkshire AncC|
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