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 Post subject: Saxifield
PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2007 9:21 pm 

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In the Burnley Parish Registers of st Peters, many of y ancestors were recorded as living in saxifield. ie John of Saxifield circa 1707. can I take it that this is the farm , or is it just the area. if it is the latter how many farms could that relate to
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Sue, Saxifield was a fairly wide area covering all the way up from Lane Head at least (but within Burnley, not into Briercliffe). I think Bennett says that in medieval times it covered a wider area still, from below 'modern' Duke Bar even.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2007 11:33 pm 

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Lane Head is the Key as that is where most on my ancestors appear to have been living after 1777
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From The History of Burnley,Part III by Walter Bennett

Saxifield
In 1650, the name of "Saxifield" was generally limited to Stoneyholme and the district between Duke Bar and the town. The principal farms were Marles, Grimehouse, "Pollards in the Fields" (probably near Belgrave St., though it had a field near the present Platers and Stampers), Hebrew Hall (situated near the junction of Taylor Street and Hebrew Road, tenanted in 1718 by John Hartley), Danes House (Folds), New Hall, Old Hall (Dearden 1650-1700), and Crow Wood (Thompson 1700-1714).
Between the present canal and Duke Bar the land which had so recently been enclosed from Saxifield Common was divided into small fields. These fields belonged to Hebrew Hall and "Pollards", both of which were newly-erected farmsteads, and to farms in the town, which were sufficiently near their pasture to need no other expense than the building of field barns. One of the "town" farms with fields near Colne Road Library was situated behind the Hall Inn and was tenanted by the landlord of the Clock Face Inn; another farm with land near the canal became the White Horse Inn.

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