Fancy Cross, Kirkheaton

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  • location: Kirkheaton
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Discovering Old Huddersfield

Extract from Discovering Old Huddersfield (1993-2002) by Gordon & Enid Minter:

Two thirds of the way down Healey Green Lane the group of buildings on the left stand on a site with the interesting name of Fancy Cross. Such a place name probably remembers the existence of a waymark, one of several in the area to the east and south east of Huddersfield, and this suggests that Healey Green Lane must once have been a highway of some importance. To the right, a lane passing a house that was once a Wesleyan chapel leads to the hamlet of Houses Hill and beyond there by distinct footpaths all the way to Kirkheaton Church. The Beaumonts of Whitley had close connections with Houses Hill, the name referring to houses built on the fringe of their demesne lands.


Fancy Cross, Kirkheaton


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This page was last modified on 11 February 2018 and has been edited by Dave Pattern.

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