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Hinchcliffe Mill

Early-attested site in the Parish of Kirkburton

Historical Forms

  • Heyncheclyff 1307 WCR
  • Hingecliff 1327 ib
  • Hyncheclyff 1379 PT
  • the Hinchcliffe Croft 1699 YAS
  • Hincliffe milne 1709 WMB

Etymology

Hinchcliffe Mill, Heyncheclyff 1307 WCR, Hingecliff 1327 ib (p), Hyncheclyff 1379 PT (p), the Hinchcliffe Croft 1699YAS 28, 12, Hincliffe milne 1709 WMB. 'Steep cliff', v. henge , clif ; OE  henge occurs only in a compound henge-clif glossing Lat  preruptum 'precipitous cliff'. Hinch - arises through unvoicing before -cliff , as in Inchfield La 59.

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site

Other OS name