From Woolrow to Thornhills, Vine Farm to Towngate and on to Deep Lane Farm, farming was the way of life for generations
Local Historian, Margaret Sharp has written extensively about the history of Clifton. She explains that Clifton was unusual in the Calder Valley as it had an abundant supply of farming land.
The villagers had rights of land management in three arable areas, Acres, East Field and Old Field.
Evidence remains of strip farming on the northern side of the village (known as the Acres).
You can read more in Margaret’s book, Down the Acres.
You can read more about Clifton’s history in Margaret’s book, Down the Acres.
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