Oxenhope and Midgley Moors

Common land located in Wadsworth, Calderdale, West Yorkshire.


Extensive are of moorland located 1 km north of Mytholmroyd.


Disputed and parts excluded. There is one claim to a right for a free flow of water over this unit and a claim by the Yorkshire Water Authority to a right of water catchment.

Part originally owned by Ministry of Defence, conveyed to Universityof Bradford, (28/3/74). Part purchased and owned by one private owner

Final.Owners registered by application.


Sheep, cattle and horses.

Turbary (6) Common in Soil: Stone (1) Sand & Gravel (2)

All rights entries were disputed and 16 were modified.22 rights relate to only part of the unit. 2 rights are not attached to land. Grazing for cattle is from 1st June to 31st August in each year.


  • S193 common*

Other Notes

Part lies in former Keighley M.B. Part lieswithin former Hebden Royd Urban District. Part lies within former SowerbyBridge Urban District.


Land Data

Common Land Name Oxenhope and Midgley Moors
County West Yorkshire
District Calderdale
Parish Wadsworth
TVG Reg # 498
Authority West Riding
Area 276.4 hectares / 683.00 acres
Ordnance Survey Sheet # 104
OS 100km Grid Square SE02
Easting 4020
Northing 4280
OS Grid Ref 402000,428000
Min Contour 285
Max Contour 411
Median Elevation 348



Data recorded April, 1987.

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