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Thornton

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Things to do: nature, nightlife
Thornton is a village in Leicestershire, England. The village is within the civil parish of Bagworth and Thornton. It is a linear village lying along a scarp overlooking Thornton Reservoir.The Church of England parish church of St Peter was built in the 13th century. The church door was originally at Ulverscroft Priory. It was reported in November 2011 that the church is being split in two by subsidence.From 1832 until 1871 Thornton was served by Merry Lees railway station on the Leicester and Swannington Railway.Thornton Reservoir has an area of. It is no longer used as a source of drinking water. Severn Trent Water opened it to the public in 1997.Notable residentsLemuel Abbott was vicar here.
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