Burnlee, Upperthong

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  • location: Holmfirth
  • status: still exists
  • category: area

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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.

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