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One luxury estate |
Four exclusive venues

One luxury estate | Four exclusive venues

Thornton Manor is a grade II* listed Elizabethan-style house built in the middle of the 19th and early 20th century and surrounded by exquisite park and gardens designed by Thomas Mawson. Standing proudly in the village of Thornton Hough, the historic estate is set amongst an oasis of rural calm and beautifully presented countryside.


In 1888, Thornton Manor became the home of William Lever, later 1st Viscount Leverhulme, a great philanthropic industrialist. In the same year, Lever began construction of Port Sunlight factory and village for his workers, one of the finest surviving examples of early urban planning in the world.  Over the next 25 years, here in Thornton Hough, Lever rebuilt this magnificent historic country estate which remains virtually unchanged to this day.  During his lifetime he achieved worldwide recognition.  After the death of the 3rd Viscount Leverhulme in the year 2000, the Manor House and nearly all other buildings on the estate became empty and along with the historic gardens fell further into disrepair. The present custodians have undertaken a huge ongoing restoration and maintenance project which commenced in 2005.  For the first time in its history, the house and grounds were made available for hire to the public for events. So far, almost all profits from events in the house and marquees on the grounds have been spent on ongoing restoration, and the preservation of this historic site continues to be the principal objective for future generations to enjoy.


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About Us

A luxury country estate steeped in history

Welcome to Thornton Manor; a grade II listed Elizabethan house built in the middle of the 19th century. Standing proudly in the village of Thornton Hough, our historic estate is set amongst an oasis of rural calm and beautifully presented countryside.

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Weddings

The wedding of your dreams

With four exclusive venues, each tucked away in their own oasis of this extensive country estate, Thornton Manor offers a unique range of enchanting locations for your ceremony and celebration.

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A few of our awards…


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RECOGNITION OF EXCELLENCE

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Photography credits

 

We worked closely with

Meredith Photography | lesleymeredith.co.uk

Capture My Big Day | capturemybigday.com

Andy Griffiths | andygriffithsphotography.co.uk

Flix n Pix | flixnpix.co.uk

Jane Hockey | janehockey.com

Jaine Briscoe-Price Photography | jainebriscoe-price.co.uk

Studio 900 Photography | studio900.co.uk

Steven Lloyd Photography | stevenlloydphotography.co.uk

who helped us to produce this website.

Our Venues

One luxury estate | four exclusive venues

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Corporate Retreats

Four adaptable spaces for up to 2000 delegates

With its country house ambience, exclusive decor and professional conference team, our unique estate offers an eclectic mix of business and leisure.

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Thornton Manor Accommodation
Accommodation

Stay in one of our suites, cottages or original servants quarters

Thornton Manor offers 36 stunning bedrooms, accommodating up to 108 guests. Individually designed and beautifully appointed, each room expertly combines luxury and contemporary decor.

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