Horton, Yorkshire

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West Riding
Cottages at Horton - geograph.org.uk - 102352.jpg
Cottages in Horton
Grid reference: SD855504
Location: 53°56’54"N, 2°13’15"W
Local Government
Council: Ribble Valley

Horton is a village in the West Riding of Yorkshire. It is a hamlet within Bradford (St. Peter) parish, in Yorkshire's Morley Wapentake

The nearby town is Barnoldswick, also in the West Riding.

Horton has a place of worship, anciently called a chapelry or chapel of ease. For transport there is the A59 road nearby.


The name Horton is a common one. It derives from the Old English horu, meaning 'dirt' or 'mud' and tun, meaning 'village', 'farm', or 'estate'.

There is another Horton in the West Riding, to the north and known as 'Horton in Ribblesdale to distinguish the two, though both villages are in the vialley of the River Ribble. The name applied to the more southerly village is first attested in the Domesday Book of 1086.[1]

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  1. Victor Watts (ed.), The Cambridge Dictionary of English Place-Names, Based on the Collections of the English Place-Name Society (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004), s.v. HORTON.