Thornton is located in the county of Lancashire, North West England, two miles north of the town of Poulton-le-Fylde, four miles north-east of the major town of Blackpool, 144 miles south of Edinburgh, 165 miles north of Cardiff, and 203 miles north-west of London. Thornton falls within the district council of Wyre, under the county council of Lancashire. It is in the FY5 postcode district. The post town for Thornton is Thornton-Cleveleys.
Thornton is in the ceremonial county of Lancashire, the historic county of Lancashire, and the administrative county of Lancashire.
Thornton is situated roughly centrally between the southernmost and northernmost extremities of Lancashire, and towards the westernmost extremity of Lancashire.
The nearest postcode to the centre of Thornton is FY5 5BS.
Thornton is situated towards the southernmost extremity of the FY5 postcode district, and roughly centrally between the easternmost and westernmost extremities of the FY5 postcode district.
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The post town for Thornton is Thornton-Cleveleys. Thornton is in the FY5 postcode district, which corresponds to the post town of Thornton-Cleveleys.
The centre of Thornton is located at position 53.87031° latitude and -3.0016° longitude.
The centre of Thornton is located at the grid reference easting 334238 and northing 442032 within the British National Grid (OSGB36) system.
Position of Thornton relative to nearby towns. Distance is measured from the centre of Thornton to the centre of the town.
Position of Thornton relative to nearby cities. Distance is measured from the centre of Thornton to the centre of the city.