Heathfield in 2006
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Heathfield is a hamlet in the West Riding of Yorkshire, within the parish of Stonebeck Down in upper Nidderdale. It sits on a broad terrace on the west side of the dale, overlooking a steep slope down to the River Nidd.
Heathfield is recorded in Domesday Book as Higrefeld. The name appears to be derived from Old English ' higera feld, meaning "magpie field". By the 17th century the name had become Hearfield, and in the 18th century was recorded as Heathfield. In the Middle Ages the land was owned by Byland Abbey, which mined lead and established a grange there.
Heathfield Moor rises west of the hamlet, and is managed for grouse shooting.
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