Where is Thornton?

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 on a map

Bounding box showing extent of Thornton
Location of Thornton within the UK

Which county is Thornton in?

Thornton is in the ceremonial county of Lancashire, the historic county of Lancashire, and the administrative county of Lancashire.

Ceremonial CountyLancashire
Historic CountyLancashire
Administrative CountyLancashire

Where is Thornton in Lancashire?

Thornton is situated roughly centrally between the southernmost and northernmost extremities of Lancashire, and towards the westernmost extremity of Lancashire.

Location of Thornton within Lancashire

What is the postcode for Thornton?

The nearest postcode to the centre of Thornton is FY5 5BS.

Where is Thornton in FY5?

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.

Location of Thornton within FY5

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What is the post town for Thornton?

The post town for Thornton is Thornton-Cleveleys. Thornton is in the FY5 postcode district, which corresponds to the post town of Thornton-Cleveleys.

What is the latitude and longitude of Thornton?

The centre of Thornton is located at position 53.87031° latitude and -3.0016° longitude.

Latitude53.87031°
Longitude-3.0016°

What is the easting and northing of Thornton?

The centre of Thornton is located at the grid reference easting 334238 and northing 442032 within the British National Grid (OSGB36) system.

Easting334238
Northing442032

What are the nearest towns to Thornton?

Position of Thornton relative to nearby towns. Distance is measured from the centre of Thornton to the centre of the town.

2m
Thornton is 2 miles north of Poulton-le-Fylde
2m
Thornton is 2 miles south-east of Cleveleys
3m
Thornton is 3 miles south-east of Fleetwood
4m
Thornton is 4 miles north-east of Blackpool
8m
Thornton is 8 miles north-west of Kirkham
8m
Thornton is 8 miles north of Lytham St Anne's
10m
Thornton is 10 miles west of Garstang
10m
Thornton is 10 miles north-west of Freckleton
13m
Thornton is 13 miles north-west of Fulwood
13m
Thornton is 13 miles south of Heysham

What are the nearest cities to Thornton?

Position of Thornton relative to nearby cities. Distance is measured from the centre of Thornton to the centre of the city.

15m
Thornton is 15 miles north-west of Preston
15m
Thornton is 15 miles south-west of Lancaster
32m
Thornton is 32 miles north of Liverpool
40m
Thornton is 40 miles north-west of Salford
41m
Thornton is 41 miles north-west of Manchester
46m
Thornton is 46 miles north-east of St Asaph
47m
Thornton is 47 miles north of Chester
51m
Thornton is 51 miles west of Bradford
60m
Thornton is 60 miles west of Leeds
63m
Thornton is 63 miles west of Wakefield