1) The regional word for the birch.

1382 unum byrke … vento prostratos, Meltham

1518-9 wode within the birke stubyng, Tong

1621 sold fortie five birkes of his part of the woodes, Netherthong

1741 the jury presents Joseph Haigh … for cutting down and carrying away certain Birks … growing on the wast called Taylor Hill, Almondbury.

places Almondbury Tong
dates 1518-1519 1741

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