Businesses in Thornthwaite Towns and Villages of Cumbria

Thornthwaite

(See also Thornthwaite Galleries)

Thornthwaite village by Barbara BallardThe hillside village of Thornthwaite enjoys views over Bassenthwaite lake and is near Whinlatter forest visitor centre.

Thornthwaite Halls tower was built by the Curwen family and was added to in the early 17th century, creating an L-shaped building. The 18th century saw its ownership pass to John Warwick and then to Edward Hasell of Dalemain.Thornthwaite village by Barbara BallardThe tower has mullioned windows and walls 4.6 feet thick.

St Marys church was built in the 18th century and redone in the 19th. North of the village is Barf Fell where a rock, painted white, is called the bishop of barf.

Thornthwaite Galleries stocks Cumbrian crafts and fine arts for sale in its converted 18th century barn.

Photos by Barbara Ballard

Thornthwaite is just off the A66, three miles north-west of Keswick.

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