Thornhill, Cumbria

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Thornhill is a village in the county of Cumbria, England, south of Whitehaven and north of Seascale, close to St. Bees, and only a few miles from the Irish Sea. The village was created by Whitehaven Rural District Council and Egremont Urban District Council in the 1920s, as part of the national campaign to improve housing conditions, keeping a promise made by the Government to soldiers fighting the First World War. Tenants moved into the first completed houses, on Thorny Road, late in 1921.

Thornhill is within the ancient parish of St John Beckermet, and Thornhill Mission is an Anglican Church under the Benifice of Beckermet, created so that parishioners would not have to travel to Beckermet to attend church.

Further reading

  • E. Alan Read, "Bitter Sweet Memories of Thornhill: A Village in the Making", Egremont, E.A. Read (2004) ISBN 0952978905


Coordinates: 54°28′N 3°32′W / 54.467°N 3.533°W / 54.467; -3.533

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