1) A mountain valley, a word commonly used in Scotland and Ireland and noted by English writers from the sixteenth century.
The Rev. Peter Scott of Shipley chose the name Shipley Glen for an attractive valley near Bradford that he ‘discovered’ in the 1840s: it had previously been called Brackenhall Green. Queen Victoria’s love affair with the Scottish Highlands may have influenced his choice, as it did more generally during her prosperous reign: soon ‘glen’ was a popular name for Yorkshire villas: Glenwood 1863, Glenside 1866, and Glenn Lea 1879, are all found in Street Directories. See GWW128-9.