Place Names



Many place names are derived from the physical characteristics of the place, or from the name of the early settlers.

In many cases, place names are also used as surnames.

The following elements are commonly encountered in local place names:

Akroyd

Baiting
Bank
Bar
Beck
Bent
Birdcage
Black
Blake
Boggart
Booth
Bottom
Bracken
Bred
Brock
Brown
Bryne
Bullace
Burton
Butt
By
Byrehmley

Carr
Close
Clough
Crimsel
Croft
Crum

Delph
Den
Dene
Drain

Edge
Ellen
Ex
Eccles

Feld
Felt
Field
Finkel Street
Fold

Garth
Gate
Gauk
Gled
Gore
Grain
Granny
Greave
Grees
Grove

Haigh
Hamel
Haugh
Heb
Hebble
Hebden
Hep
Hey
Hippings
Hirst
Hob
Hollins
Holme
Holt
Hoo
Hope
Hove
Hull
Hurst

Ing

Jumble

Keb
Kirk

Lad
Land
Law
Ley
Light
Lillands
Lowe
Lumb
Lydgate

Mead
Mere
Mickle
Mir
Mixen
Moss
Mytholm
Nab
Names
Needless
Nell

Oliver
Op
Outlane
Over
Owler
Owram

Palace
Pex
Pightle
Pike
Popples

Rake
Riding
Royd

Salter
Scar
Scholes
Scout
Shaw
Shelf
Slack
Slead
Snydal
Sough
Stall
Stannary
Staups
Strangstry
Sty
Syke

Thick
Thorp
Thwaite
Toft
Ton
Toothill
Town
Tuel
Tun
Tunstall
Tur
Turbury

Water
Welsh
Whinny
Windy
Withens
Woodhouse
Wort
Worth

Yate

Haigh surname 



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Revised 16:19 /21st September 2018 / kk_5 / 11076

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