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Kirkheaton (Capheaton)

A settlement at Kirkheaton is first known from documentary evidence in 1296. It was then known as the manor of Little Heton. It is described as a hamlet in the 14th century. Land at Kirkheaton was enclosed in 1722 and earthwork remains of medieval ridge and furrow cultivation can be seen in fields today.

Reference number:N10199
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
Medieval (1066 to 1540)

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Source of Reference
Local History of Capheaton


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