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Thornton Steward by Chris Heaton
Thornton Steward shown within North Yorkshire
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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.
Other attractions include St. Oswald's Church, the oldest church in Wensleydale. The church was subject to Channel 4's show Time Team where they found remains of a communion of monks. The village was also featured in the British television series All Creatures Great and Small, in the episode "If Wishes Were Horses".
The school house was founded in 1815 by George Horn, with a budget of '£10 per annum', but was closed during the 20th century. it is situated in between the towns of Leyburn and Bedale, and is near to several tourist attractions such as Thorp Perrow Arboretum and the Green Howards regimental exhibition.
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