Thwaite, North Yorkshire

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Thwaite and Swaledale
Thwaite is located in North Yorkshire
 Thwaite shown within North Yorkshire
OS grid reference SD8998
Civil parish Muker
District Richmondshire
Shire county North Yorkshire
Region Yorkshire and the Humber
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town RICHMOND
Postcode district DL11
Dialling code 01748
Police North Yorkshire
Fire North Yorkshire
Ambulance Yorkshire
EU Parliament Yorkshire and the Humber
UK Parliament Richmond
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Coordinates: 54°22′44″N 2°10′05″W / 54.379°N 2.168°W / 54.379; -2.168

Thwaite is a small village in the Yorkshire Dales, North Yorkshire, England. It is in the district of Richmondshire and the civil parish of Muker. The village was the home and birthplace of Richard and Cherry Kearton, who were pioneers in wildlife photography at the end of the 19th century. The Kearton name lives on in the Kearton tea rooms and guesthouse in the centre of the village.

The name "Thwaite" comes from the Old Norse word þveit, meaning 'clearing, meadow or paddock'.[1]

Thwaite in popular culture[edit]

Thwaite is probably the setting of Misselthwaite Manor in the book The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett.


  1. ^ 'Oxford Dictionary of British Place-Names', A.D. Mills, Oxford University Press.

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