Beeston Pithill

1) Minor place-name which marks the place in Beeston near Leeds where coal from local pits was stored in readiness for buyers.

It gave its name to cottages nearby and this predates other references to the word ‘pit-hill’: 1656 William Tompson off Beeston Pitthill. The Leeds historian Ralph Thoresby described it in 1714 as Cottages for some of the Subterranean Crew .

places Beeston
dates 1656 1714

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