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Thornton

A historical perspective, drawn from the Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland: A Survey of Scottish Topography, Statistical, Biographical and Historical, edited by Francis H. Groome and originally published in parts by Thomas C. Jack, Grange Publishing Works, Edinburgh between 1882 and 1885.

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Thornton, a village in the S of Markinch parish, Fife, near the left bank of the Ore, and 5 furlongs W by S of Thornton Junction on the North British railway, this being 15¼ miles ENE of Dunfermline, 20 N by E of Edinburgh, and 8¼ S of Ladybank Junction. It has a post office under Kirkcaldy, a public school, and an Established church, raised to quoad sacra parochial status in 1878. Pop. of village (1861) 527, (1871) 526, (1881) 552; of q. s. parish (1881) 909, of whom 70 were in Kinglassie and 839 in Markinch.—Ord. Sur., sh. 40, 1867.

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