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Thetford.—mun. bor. and market town, Norfolk and
Suffolk, at the confluence of the Thet and the Little
Ouse, 14 miles N. of Bury St Edmunds and 93 miles
NE. of London by rail, 7296 ac., pop. 4032 ; P.O., T.O.,
2 Banks, 1 newspaper. Market-day, Saturday. The
bor. comprises the parishes of Thetford St Cuthbert
(306 ac., pop. 1628), Thetford St Mary (4620 ac., pop.
1222), and Thetford St Peter (2370 ac., pop. 1182), the
last wholly in Norfolk. Thetford was long a very im-
portant place. It was probably a Roman station; in
Saxon times it was the capital of East Anglia; and in
the middle ages it abounded in religious establish-
ments, some remains of which still exist. There are
mfrs. of agricultural implements, and some other in-
dustries, chiefly connected with agricultural pursuits.
Thetford was incorporated in 1573 ; it returned 2 mem-
bers to Pari, from the time of Edward VI. until 1867-68.
—2. Thetford, township, Stretham par., Cambridge-
shire, 2 miles S. of Ely, 1630 ac., pop. 242; P.O. See
Stretham.—3. Thetford, hamlet, Baston par., Lin-
colnshire, 3 miles SE. of Bourn.

Thetford Bridge, ry. sta., Norfolk, near Thetford.

They don Hois, par. and ry sta., Essex, on river
Roding, 3miles S. of Epping, 2198 ac., pop. 875; P.O.

They don Garnon, par., Essex, 1 mile NE. of They-
don Bois, 3168 ac., pop. 1315; the church is of the 13th
century, with steeple of 1522.

Theydon Mount, par., Essex, 3 miles SE. of Epping,
1564 ac., pop. 148.

Thicket Priory, seat, Wheldrake par., in co. and 8
miles SE. of York; a nunnery was founded here in
the time of Richard I.

Thlckley, East, township, Auckland St Andrew
par., Durham, in town of Shildon, and 3¼ miles SE. of
Bishop Auckland, 468 ac., pop. 1758.

Thief’s Road, The, mountain track, leading from
the Border through Peeblesshire to Edinburghshire;
is so called from having been a common route of the
Border forayers.

Thimbleby.—par., Lincolnshire, 1¼ mile NW. of
Horncastle, 1416 ac., pop. 393.—2. Thimbleby, town-
ship, Osmotherley and Sigston pars., North-Riding
Yorkshire, 6 miles NE. of Northallerton, 2053 ac.
pop. 140.

Thingoe, hundred, Suffolk, 31,114 ac., pop. 6317 ;
contains 20 pars.

Thingwall, hamlet, Child wall par., SAY. Lancashire,
6¼ miles E. of Liverpool.

Thingwell, township, AVoodchurch par., Cheshire,

4 miles SW. of Birkenhead, 377 ac., pop. 162.

Thlrdpart, estate, Kilrenny par., Fife, 1¼ mile SAY.
of Crail.

Thlrklehy.—township, Kirby Grindalyth par., East-
Riding Yorkshire, 8¼ miles E. of Malton, 1345 ac.,
pop. 53.—2. Thlrklehy, par., North-Riding Yorkshire,
3¼ miles SE. of Thirsk, 2690 ac., pop. 261; contains
Thirklehy Park, seat.

Thtrlhy, township, Feliskirk par., North-Riding
Yorkshire, 4¼ miles NE. of Thirsk, 635 ac., pop. 109.

Thirlestane Castle.—seat of the Earl of Lauderdale,
Berwickshire, on Leader Water, in par. and near
Lauder.—2. Thirlestane Castle, seat of Lord Napier
and Ettriek, Ettriek par., Selkirkshire, on Ettriek
Water, 17 miles SW. of Selkirk; the ruin of the old
castle or stronghold is in the vicinity.

Thirlmere, lake, Cumberland, 5 miles SE. of Kes-
wick ; is also called Wythburn AYater and Leathes
AYater; is nearly 3 miles long, ¼ mile broad, 108 ft.
deep, and 533 ft. above sea level; near the middle it
contracts to a narrow strait spanned by a wooden
bridge ; Thirlmere is the property of the Manchester
corporation, and the main reservoir for the new water
supply of that city.

Thtrlspot, place with inn, on E. side of Thirlmere,
Cumberland, 5¼ miles SE. of Keswick.

Tliirlstane, mansion, adjacent to Cheltenham,

Thirl wall, township, Haltwhistle par., North-
umberland, 4 miles NW. of Haltwhistle, 8016 ac., pop.
584; Thirlwall Castle, ruin, ancient seat of the
Thirlwalls, gave a night’s lodging to Edward I.

Tlilrn, township, Thornton AVatlass par., North-
Riding Yorkshire, 4 m. SW. of Bedale, 638 ac., pop. 126.

Thlrne (or Thurne), par., Norfolk, on river Thirne,

4 miles N. of Acle, 660 ac., pop. 213.

Thirsk, market town, par., and township with ry.
sta. (Thirsk Junction), North-Riding Yorkshire, on
the Cod Beck, a tributary of the Swale, 22¼ miles
NAY. of York and 210 miles from London by rail—par.,

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