Thwaite is a common element of placenames in North West England, and Yorkshire.It is also found elsewhere in England, including two places called Thwaite in Norfolk and one in Suffolk. It is most often found as a suffix. It is a common element of field names, as well as settlement names. It is most frequent in the North West, where some 80 examples are found in Cumberland, at least 30 in Westmorland, about 40 in Lancashire and 30 in the North Riding, whilst it is common in the western parts of the West Riding. Elsewhere in England it is rare, only three examples occurring in the East Riding and seven in Nottinghamshire.
The name is usually from Old Norse thveit (also written þveit), but sometimes from Old Danish thwēt, both meaning "clearing" or "meadow".
The element is also found in Normandy. In the Eure department alone there are at least five placenames with the same thveit root and meaning "clearing in a wooded area", locally represented as Thuit: Le Thuit; Thuit-Hébert; Le Thuit-Simer; Le Thuit-Signol; Le Thuit-Anger. In total there are no fewer than 89 placenames in Normandy with 'Tuit' in them.
In Orkney and Shetland the element appears as Twatt. In Norway, the element appears as Tveit ( Nynorsk ) or Tvedt (Dano-Norwegian). In Sweden the word survives in the placename Tveta, denoting for instance a hundred in Småland province and parishes in Småland, Värmland and Södermanland.
Thorp is a Middle English word for a hamlet or small village.
Muker is a village and civil parish at the western end of Swaledale in North Yorkshire, England, within the district of Richmondshire.
Full Sutton is a village and civil parish in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. It is situated approximately 2 miles east of the village of Stamford Bridge.
Holcombe Rogus is a village and civil parish in the English county of Devon. In 2001 the population of the parish was 503. The northern boundary of the parish forms part of the county boundary with Somerset and clockwise from the east it is bordered by the Devon parishes of Culmstock, Burlescombe, Sampford Peverell, and Hockworthy.
Risteárd de Tiúit was a member of Richard de Clare, 2nd Earl of Pembroke's Irish invasion force, and Lord Chief Justice of Ireland. His part in the original invasion is acknowledged in The Song of Dermot and the Earl, which recorded his grant of land in the western part of Meath under the authority of Hugh de Lacy in Trim.
Melmerby is a village and civil parish in the Harrogate district of North Yorkshire, England, that lies 3.7 miles (6 km) north of Ripon and 0.6 miles (1 km) west of the A1(M) motorway. The population was 386 in the 2011 census.
Hampsthwaite is a large village and civil parish in Nidderdale in the Harrogate district of North Yorkshire, England. It lies on the south bank of the River Nidd 5 miles (8 km) north west of Harrogate. In the 2011 census the parish had a population of 1,083.
Cotterdale is a small side dale and hamlet on the north side of Wensleydale in North Yorkshire, England. The dale lies to the west of Great Shunner Fell. It is drained by East Gill and West Gill, which between them have nine waterfalls. They join to form Cotterdale Beck, which flows over three more waterfalls, including Cotter Force, below which the beck joins the River Ure.
Melmerby is a village and civil parish in the Richmondshire district of North Yorkshire, England. It lies in Coverdale in the Yorkshire Dales about 3 miles (4.8 km) south-west of Leyburn. Its neighbours are the villages of Carlton and Agglethorpe. The population of the civil parish was estimated at 40 in 2015.
Thwaite is a small village in the Yorkshire Dales, North Yorkshire, England. It is in Swaledale and is part the district of Richmondshire and the civil parish of Muker. The village lies on the B6270 road that runs through Swaledale from east to west and is 9.3 miles (15 km) west of Reeth. The name "Thwaite" comes from the Old Norse word þveit, meaning 'clearing, meadow or paddock'.
Walden is a dale and hamlet in the Yorkshire Dales, North Yorkshire, England. The dale is a side dale of Wensleydale, sometimes known as Waldendale or Walden Dale to distinguish it from the hamlet. The hamlet lies 2 miles (4 km) south of West Burton at the mouth of the dale. The smaller hamlet of Walden Head lies at the head of the dale, 1 mile (2 km) south of Walden.
West Scrafton is a village and civil parish in Coverdale in the Yorkshire Dales, England. It is located 4 miles (6.4 km) south west of Leyburn. It falls within the Richmondshire district of North Yorkshire. The population was estimated at 70 in 2013.
Marsett is one of three settlements in around Semer Water in Raydale, a small side dale off Wensleydale in North Yorkshire, England. Marsett is only a hamlet and lies to the south-west of the lake, at a point where a smaller side dale, Bardale, joins Raydale.
Nappa is a hamlet in the Craven district of North Yorkshire, England. It is on the A682 road and 6 miles (9.7 km) north-west of Barnoldswick and 10.5 miles (17 km) west of Skipton. The population was estimated at 10 in 2010.
Risby is the site of a deserted village and former stately home. It is located in the civil parish of Rowley in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England; approximately 3.5 miles (5.6 km) south-west of Beverley and lies 1 mile (1.6 km) west of the A164 road.
Bouthwaite is a hamlet in the Harrogate district of North Yorkshire, England. It is situated in Nidderdale, to the north of Pateley Bridge, close to the village of Ramsgill. The Nidderdale Way and Six Dales Trail both pass through the hamlet.
Kirkdale is a valley in North Yorkshire, England, which along with Sleightholmedale makes up the larger Bransdale and carries the Hodge Beck from its moorland source near Cockayne to the River Dove and onto the River Rye in the Vale of Pickering. Corallian Limestone which outcrops on the hills surrounding the Vale of Pickering runs across the region, and this appears as an aquifer in Kirkdale swallowing most of the water from Hodge Beck, which reappears further downstream. During summer months the river bed often runs dry as most of the water takes a subterranean passage.
Penhill is a prominent hill, 5.5 miles (9 km) south west of Leyburn, in the Pennines, North Yorkshire, England. It forms a ridge that commands the southern side of Wensleydale and the northern side of Coverdale. Its concave shape was formed during the last ice age, when glaciers carved Wensleydale into a U-shape. The summit plateau has a trig point, small tarns on the peat moor, and, visible from the valley floor, a beacon at its eastern end, part of the large network built to warn of a Spanish invasion.
Howgrave is a civil parish in the Hambleton district of North Yorkshire, England. It is a very small parish, with an area of only 323 acres (131 ha) and an estimated population in 2014 of only 10. There is no modern village in the parish. The site of the deserted medieval village of Howgrave lies in the west of the parish, 0.3 miles (0.5 km) west of the village of Sutton Howgrave.
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