1) A regional alternative to highway, that is a principal road between two important places.

1532 item one acre of the benelandes in the west foldes lying by the hye gayt, Farnley near Otley. It gave rise to numerous minor place-names, e.g. Highgate Lane in Lepton, on the former route between Huddersfield and Wakefield: 1482 le Heighgayte loyn.

dates 1482 1532

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