Brown Hill, Cartworth

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  • also known as: Brownhill Farm
  • location: off Brownhill Lane, Cartworth
  • status: still exists
  • category: area with a cluster of properties


Holmfirth: Place-Names and Settlement (1994) by George Redmonds:

This place-name occurs more than once locally and there is some doubt as to its interpretation. The problem is in the prefix which could simply be "brown", referring perhaps to vegetation, or could be the Old Norse word "brun" meaning brow or moor. A Cartworth family called Brownhill is recorded for over 200 years, possibly living at Brown Hill, but the surname is not found in the graveship after the 1550s: John Brownehill died in 1548 (YAS.11), and Katherine Brownehill, a widow, was still living in 1551. The house at Brown Hill was held in 1585 by John Blagburne, and other names connected with it were Roberts (1665) and Earnshaw (1703).