Hade Edge, Wooldale

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  • location: Wooldale
  • category: area


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

The early spellings point to a derivation from Middle English "haved", a variant of the word for head. In this case it is likely to refer to the headland which still dominates the landscape. The area was originally part of the waste in the graveship, with grants of new land there from the early 1300s. A settlement existed by 1474, with a family called Bray in occupation, and they were followed by Charlesworths, Firths, Bowers and Beaumonts. However the name Tinker was also associated with Hades between c.1400 and 1635. Hade Ing, an area of pasture in the district, was prominent for over 400 years.