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Major Settlement in the Parish of Kirkburton

Historical Forms

  • Uluedel 1086 DB
  • Wolvedal(e), Woluedal(e) 1202–10 YChviii 1307 WCR 1323 MinAcct 1327 WCR 1392,1492 MinAcct
  • Wlvedale 1274–1323 WCR
  • Wulvedale 1307 WCR
  • Wolfdale 1347 DodsN
  • Woodall 1580 WillY


'Wolves' valley', v. wulf (gen. plur. wulfa ), dæl . The modern pronunciation is already reflected in the last spelling.

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site

Other OS name