Place:Thornton Steward, North Riding of Yorkshire, England

NameThornton Steward
Alt namesThornton-Steward
TypeVillage, Civil parish
Coordinates54.2807°N 1.7275°W
Located inNorth Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inYorkshire, England    
North Yorkshire, England     (1974 - )
See alsoLeyburn Rural, North Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district of which the parish was a part 1894-1974
Richmondshire, North Yorkshire, Englanddistrict municipality in which it has been situated since 1974
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Thornton Steward is a small village and civil parish in the Richmondshire district of North Yorkshire, England, near Wensleydale, with a population of 100-200. The village is very similar to the others that dot Wensleydale but Thornton Steward however has a reservoir owned by Yorkshire Water.

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Prior to the nationwide municipal reorganization of 1974, Thornton Steward was located in Leyburn Rural District. Historically, it was an ecclesiastical parish in the Hang West Wapentake.

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