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Carlinghow, Kirklees

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Carlinghow, Kirklees

Carlinghow is a district of Batley, West Yorkshire, England. It lies west of Batley Town Centre, and stretches up towards White Lee and Birstall, along Carlinghow Lane and Bradford Road. The name means the hill or burial mound of the "Witch", or "Hag", as in an old woman, probably a soothsayer. A 'Carle'[1 1] in Scots is a commoner, a husband or in a derogatory sense, a churl or male of low birth.
Administrative CountyKirklees
Traditional CountyYorkshire, West Riding
OS GridSE2324
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionYorkshire and the Humber
Police AuthorityWest Yorkshire

Carlinghow, Kirklees in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Carlinghow, eccl. dist. (St John) and hamlet with ry. sta., Batley par., S. div. West-Riding Yorkshire, pop. 3840. The hamlet is 3½ miles NW, of Dewsbury.

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