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, 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.

This website provides information about the village, news and details of events.