- location: Holmfirth
- status: still exists
- category: area
Holmfirth: Place-Names and Settlement (1994) by George Redmonds:
The "burnt clearing", one of several place-names in the graveship which suggest that land was sometimes cleared in a hurry by burning (c.f. Barnside). In this case the suffix "leah" indicates that the initial clearance dates back to pre-conquest times, but just how old the settlement might be is a matter for conjecture.