Location - five
miles south east of Barton and four miles south of New Holland.
referred to the village as "Torentune". Other
names - for the village include
Torntune, Thorentona, Thorneton & Thornton Curteys, The
name - can be translated to 'the farmstead or village
where thorn trees grow'. (Curtis is unknown).
Thornton Abbey Gatehouse
is best known for the magnificent Abbey Gatehouse.