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Thornton Rust, North Riding of Yorkshire

Historical Description

Thornton Rust, a village and a township in Aysgarth parish, N. R, Yorkshire, 3 miles SE of Askrigg station on the N.E.R. Post town and money order and telegraph office, Aysgarth. Acreage, 1939; population, 121. There is a small Baptist chapel.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyYorkshire 
Civil parishAysgarth 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Thornton Rust from the following:

Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for the North Riding of Yorkshire is available to browse.


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Newspapers and Periodicals

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CountyNorth Yorkshire
RegionYorkshire and the Humber
Postal districtDL8