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Thornton Rust Institute

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Thornton Rust Institute

YDNPA, 2004,

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Thornton Rust Institute

Historical Environment Record No: MYD36045

Parish: Thornton Rust

OS Grid Reference: SD972889

Dale: Lower Wensleydale

Link to Archaeology Data Service:


A village hall erected as a First World War memorial in 1924. A plaque on the gable commemorates the fact. The institute originally contained a reading room. Source: Partrick, C (2004) 'Reading Rooms and Literary Institutes of the Yorkshire Dales' in White, R F & Wilson, P R (eds) (2004) Archaeology and Historic Landscapes of the Yorkshire Dales. Yorkshire Archaeological Society Occasional Paper No 2 pp203-212


Site lies in the centre of Thornton Rust on the north side of the main road through the village.

Public Transport Details

Nearest town/village: Thornton Rust. Call Traveline on 0870 608 2 608 to plan your journey. After the welcome message key in 885 for North Yorkshire information.


Viewable from roadside.

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