About Clifton Village

Clifton is a small village near Brighouse, in the borough of Calderdale, West Yorkshire. The village is likely to have existed before the Norman Conquests and is recorded in the Domesday Book of 1086.

Local historian Margaret Sharp explained the name comes from the Anglo-Saxon word ‘Clif’ or ‘Clyff’ (a steep hill) and ‘ton’ (a settlement).

The village has a strong community focus with special interest groups, churches, a nursery, a village school and two public houses.

The ancient hamlet of Thornhills adjoins Clifton, you can find Clifton Beck at the southern boundary of the hamlet.

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About Clifton Village Community Association

The objectives of the Clifton Village Community Association are ‘the furtherance of community life within the village for all of those residents there and also the preservation of the existing and future environment of the village’.

The Clifton Village Community Association is a registered charity  – 509176