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.

Snowgate Head

Other OS name in the Parish of Kirkburton

Historical Forms

  • Snawegatehede 1445 WCR5d
  • Snawgaiteheade 1551 WCR4
  • Snawgthed (sic) 1578 WillY


, 1651 WillY , 1699WCR 12d , 1709 WMB , Snawegatehede 1445WCR 5d, Snawgaiteheade 1551WCR 4, Snawgthed (sic)1578 WillY , ' roadliable to be impeded by snow ' , v. snāw , gata ; it is the main road from Holmfirth to Barnsley and Wakefield over the hills .

Places in the same Parish

Other OS name

Early-attested site