English Place-name Society

Survey of English Place-Names

A county-by-county guide to the linguistic origins of England’s place-names – a project of the English Place-Name Society, founded 1923.


Parish in the County of West Riding of Yorkshire


The ancient ecclesiastical parish of Halifax was one of the most extensive in Yorkshire, being some 15 miles long, occupying the whole of upper Calderdale, and including some 30 or more townships. It was formerly divided into three chapelries,

Major Settlements

Other places in this Parish

Early-attested site

Other OS name