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Survey of English Place-Names

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Healey

Early-attested site in the Parish of Kirkburton

Historical Forms

  • Helay 1359,1481 DodsN
  • Healy 1817 M
  • Heley 1274 WCRi,87
  • Heylay 1307 ib

Etymology

Healey, Helay 1359, 1481 DodsN, Healy 1817 M; Heley 1274 WCR i, 87(p), Heylay 1307 ib ii, 94(p) may also belong here, but the identification of spellings with any one of this common YW p.n. is difficult (cf. Healey 180supra ). 'High clearing', v. hēah , lēah .

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site

Other OS name