St Wilfrid’s Church

St Wilfrid’s Church, Thornton


The greenstone church is dedicated to St Wilfrid and is a Grade II listed building dating from the 15th century and was restored in 1890 by Ewan Christian.  The organ is one of the oldest in Britain, it was originally situated in the choristers’ practice room of Magdalen College, Oxford in 1740.  

The village of Thornton is mentioned in the 1806 Domesday Book with 19 households and Robert the Bursar as Lord of the Manor.

Churchwarden details can be found in the ‘Who’ section.

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This website has received a bursary through the Lincolnshire Wolds and Coast Churches Festival project, which was managed by NCT Heritage Services Ltd and funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund through the generous donations of National Lottery players.