The village is home to almost forty families, and has a large inn, a mill, and excellent farmland. The Thornton Hunt Inn sees a lot of traffic, and is well appointed. It is run by James Dougherty and his family.
The Anglican Church in the village is overseen by an aged, priest, Reverend Piers de Croft.
On the outskirts of the village is the now derelict and crumbling family seat of the Randle-Holmes family.
About a mile to the east of the village is the derelict abbey of St Mary’s at Thornton. King Henry VIII closed the Abbey during the Reformation. The site of the Abbey passed down to the current owner, Sir Robert Sutton.