Early-attested site in the Parish of Beckley
- Hecton 1296 SR
- Heghton 1327,1332 SR
Heighton (lost). In 1248 (Ass ) we have mention of a villata of Heghton in Goldspur Hundred and the same is referred to as Hecton (1296 SR), Heghton (1327, 1332 SR). In an Assize Roll of 1352 it is spoken of as Heghton apud Oxenebrigg . As it is associated in the Subsidy Rolls with Knelle in Beckley it is clear that the Oxenbridge in question must be that in Beckley.The name means 'high farm,' v. heah , tun .