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Clifton Village history - agriculture

Farming has been a way of life in Clifton

  • The village is recorded in the Domesday Book
  • Clifton had an abundant supply of farming land, unusual in Calder Valley
  • Villagers had land management rights in three areas

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From early tenant farmers who worked small areas of land to larger farms, agriculture has been a way of life in Clifton for centuries.

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Evidence remains of strip farming on the northern side of the village

13 farms

From Woolrow to Thornhills, Vine Farm to Towngate and on to Deep Lane Farm, farming was the way of life for generations

acres

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.

Hole Bottom Farm
Potato picking (1968)
Vine Farm (1930's)
Vine Farm (1930's)
Church Farm
Church Farm

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