St Bartholomew Church, Thornley Village, County Durham

  • Description

    "There are two places in County Durham called Thornley. This Thornley, in West Durham, is much smaller than the other; both have a link with coal mining, in this case a history as long ago as 1569. The village itself has an even longer history, the earliest reference to Thornley is in a land grant of 1070-80. The church was built in 1838 as a simple stone building. It was almost doubled in size in 1842 and altered to give a Gothic appearance. In 1891, the tower, octagonal steeple and outer door were added. Thornley is approached by single track roads. The road into the village is marked as a cul-de-sac so is easily missed." Photo by Ian Porter, 2009.
  • Owner

    Ian Porter
  • Source

    Geograph (Geograph)
  • License

    What does this mean? Creative Commons License
  • Further information

    Resource type: Image
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 7 years ago
    Viewed: 1035 times
    Picture Taken: 2009-03-19
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