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"THORN THWAITE, a township and chapelry in the parish of Crosthwaite, ward of Allerdale-above-Derwent, county Cumberland, 4 miles N.W. of Keswick, its post town. The village is situated near Bassenthwaite Water, with a fine prospect of Skiddaw and the lakes from Thornthwaite Fell. The manufacture of woollen cloth is carried on to a small extent." [Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) - Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]


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