Thruscross is a small settlement and civil parish in the Harrogate district of North Yorkshire, England. It lies in the Washburn Valley, 11 miles (18 km) west of Harrogate. The parish includes Thruscross Reservoir and a large area of moorland west of the reservoir.

Thruscross
Ratten Row (houses) near Thruscross Reservoir (geograph 2149515).jpg
Looking towards Thruscross Reservoir
Thruscross is located in North Yorkshire
Thruscross
Thruscross
Location within North Yorkshire
Population90 
OS grid referenceSE151585
Civil parish
  • Thruscross
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townHARROGATE
Postcode districtHG3
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54°01′19″N 1°46′16″W / 54.022°N 1.771°W / 54.022; -1.771Coordinates: 54°01′19″N 1°46′16″W / 54.022°N 1.771°W / 54.022; -1.771

Thruscross was historically a township in the ancient parish of Fewston. The township included the hamlets of Bramley Head, West End and Low Mill, and in the 19th century there were several flax mills in the township.[1] It became a separate civil parish in 1866.[2] The population of the parish is estimated at 90.[3]

Thruscross Reservoir was constructed in the 1960s, and flooded the hamlet of West End.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ GENUKI: National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland 1868
  2. ^ Vision of Britain website
  3. ^ "Population Estimates". North Yorkshire County Council. 2012. Archived from the original on 13 January 2012. Retrieved 21 March 2014. As the population was less than 100 at the 2011 Census the figures were included with the civil parish of Thornthwaite with Padside, and no separate population figure was published.
  4. ^ Smith, Jonathan (10 May 2019). "Glimpses of drowned village". Darlington & Stockton Times. No. 19–2019. p. 55. ISSN 2516-5348.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Thruscross at Wikimedia Commons