History of Thornton Steward

We are fortunate to have a range of documents that provide an insight into life in Thornton Steward over the years and into the lives of some of the much loved characters who are no longer with us.

Click here to see these fascinating letters, articles and photographs.

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Thompson Hall, born 1841 in Thornton Steward and baptised on the 4th June 1841 in Thornton Steward.
His father was also called Thompson Hall and was born in 1801 in Thornton Steward and baptised on the 20th September 1801 in Thornton Steward.
He was a Blacksmith in the 1841 census and a Blacksmith Master in the 1851 census. He died in Leyburn in 1864.

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