Thornthwaite, North Yorkshire

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Thornthwaite
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Population220 
OS grid reference SE172588
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Postcode district HG3
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54°01′30″N1°44′24″W / 54.025°N 1.740°W / 54.025; -1.740 Coordinates: 54°01′30″N1°44′24″W / 54.025°N 1.740°W / 54.025; -1.740

Thornthwaite is a small village in the Harrogate district of North Yorkshire, England. It lies in the valley of Padside Beck, a side valley on the south side of Nidderdale, 9 miles (14 km) west of Harrogate.

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Packhorse bridge across Padside Beck

Padside Beck is crossed by a packhorse bridge thought to date from the 15th century. It was probably on a packhorse route from Ilkley to Fountains Abbey, and may have been constructed by the abbey. The bridge is a Scheduled Ancient Monument. [1]

Thornthwaite is the largest settlement in the civil parish of Thornthwaite with Padside, historically a township in the ancient parish of Hampsthwaite. It became a separate civil parish in 1866. [2] The parish extends 6 miles (10 km) north west of the village to the upper valley of the River Washburn, where the area of moorland known as Padside is located. The population of the parish is estimated at 220, [3]

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References

  1. Historic England. "Details from listed building database (1021024)". National Heritage List for England . Retrieved 13 September 2017.
  2. Vision of Britain website
  3. "Population Estimates". North Yorkshire County Council. 2010. Archived from the original on 13 January 2012. Retrieved 12 March 2014. In the 2011 census the population of the parish was included with Thruscross, and the total of the two parishes was 312. "Parish population 2011" . Retrieved 5 August 2015.

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