Thornton le Dale History Society

Welcome to the History Society


The Society was formed in May 2013 for people interested in the history of Thornton le Dale and the surrounding area. You are very welcome to join the Society or to attend our meetings as a visitor. There is a wide range of interests and expertise within the group and enthusiasm for investigating various aspects of the history of Thornton le Dale. 


We usually meet in The Hill Memorial Institute on the last Wednsday of each month at either 7 or 7.30 p.m. but please check individual dates, for meeting times.  

The next meeting of the Society will be the AGM on Wednesday, 29 May, 2019, at 7.30 p.m.  After the AGM David Mitchell will show pictures of Thornton le Dale taken from his extensive postcard collection.


In June 2018 the Society was awarded £300 by the North York Moors Association towards the purchase of maps and the cost of our recent exhibition.  We would like to thank the NYMA for their support.


Please come along to a meeting and join us.  


 A Village Through Time

A group of members is working on a project 'Thornton le Dale: a Village through Time'.  We are collecting information about buildings in the village and tracing the people who lived there over the years.  Please keep an eye on the site for documents to download.  The documents below are a transcription showing  people who rented property in the village from the Hill estate in 1740/41 and a document showing Hill estate tenants between 1800 and 1811.  There are also transcriptions of two different illuminated addresses to the Rev John and Mrs Hill in 1861 and 1892, listing tenants of the Hill estate.



Files to download

Thornton le Dale History Society logo


Business name:
Thornton le Dale History Society


Contact person:

Liz Whitehouse




Phone: 01751 473816



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