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Coordinates: 54°35′06″N 2°01′19″W / 54.585°N 2.022°W / 54.585; -2.022 Hunderthwaite is a village and civil parish in Teesdale, in the Pennines of England. The population of the civil parish taken at the 2011 census was 114.[1] It was historically located in the North Riding of Yorkshire but along with the rest of the former Startforth Rural District it was transferred to County Durham for administrative and ceremonial purposes on 1 April 1974, under the provisions of the Local Government Act 1972. [2]Gok Wan, the British fashion consultant, author and television presenter of British Chinese heritage is a resident of Hunderthwaite. Etymologically speaking, Hunderthwaite is derived most plausibly from Old Norse Hunrothr-þveit, meaning 'Hunrothr's clearing'.[3] The first element in the name could also be Old English hundred, a type of administrative division.


  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Retrieved 7 July 2015. 
  2. ^ "How to Dress: Your Complete Style Guide for Every Occasion (Hardcover)". Retrieved 21 October 2008.
  3. ^ "Key to English Place-names". 

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