Welcome to Thornton Community Partnership‘s website all about Thornton.

There are many Thorntons in the UK.  Ours was the birthplace of the world-renowned literary Brontë sisters, and is now in the City of Bradford Metropolitan District, mainly in BD13, plus a few houses in BD8, and one in BD14

The site is being compiled by volunteers.  We are aiming to provide accurate and comprehensive information about Thornton for residents and visitors.    We’ve made the decision to make pages publicly viewable as we build them, so they will contain more information day by day.  We’ll also date the last time we checked the accuracy of each piece of information.

Links to further information on other websites are shown in Bold and in green.

How to get to Thornton.  Thornton is on the B6145 Thornton Road. roughly 4 miles west of Bradford.  It is served by buses from Bradford City Centre to Thornton and return, service 607.    Services from Keighley to Bradford and return come via Thornton, services 67, and 68, (the 67 runs via James Street and Hill Top Road to Keelham, the 68 runs via Thornton Road all the way to Keelham cross roads and beyond.  Service 69 (1 bus in each direction per day), runs from Bradford to Oxenhope, via Thornton, via Hill Top Road.  Search for other bus journeys here   (Updated May 30, 2018)

DISCLAIMER  Please note that the inclusion of information – businesses, groups, events, etc  should not be taken as an endorsement or approval of that information nor can we be held responsible for any inaccurate information.  Please send any corrections or additions to cliverichardson246@gmail.com  


We are grateful to Bradford Council for financial assistance, spent on software, manuals, stationery and postage.

5 thoughts on “HOME

  1. Hi, I wonder if anyone in the group would have an interest in genealogy. I was born in Thornton in 1951 (Father R. Newsome, Mother D. Johnson). My maternal grandmother was a Jowett and it is this line of the family I’m struggling to gather accurate information on. Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated.
    D R Newsome.


    • Hello David Newsome my name is Ted Crowther my g.g.g grandfather was Enos Crowther Born in Thornton West Bradford in 1854 and Emigrated to Sydney Australia in 1877-1878 .
      I am trying to find the Crowther family tree in Thornton and was wondering if you would like to join me in sharing information about sites and other information related to Thornton . I understand we don’t have the same family connection but we may be able to help each other and you never know with both family’s in Thornton we may very well be distant related.?
      My Email is ted@sitehand.com I live in Brisbane Queensland Australia. Born 1950 in NSW Australia. Yours sincerely Ted Crowther.


  2. my name is roy smith iwas born in thornton in 1955. contact mechael smith at 56 market street thornton he is a historion and has written a book on thornton there are many family names going back to the 17century. i new a mr jowett worked with him at bradford woolcombers in 1981 he died around 2008 aged 80 mechael new him well i hope this helps


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