1) A small enclosure, a croft.
c.1220 unum essartum quod vocatur Hirst et aliud quod vocatur Pichel
1254-80 cum uno pychel prati in Ouerseleby, Selby
1312-3 Pro herba vendita in le Pighell’ ibidem xijd, Bolton Priory
1346-7 ‘one place of land and wood which is called un pickell ... in the Westewode of Gouldekerres’, Golcar
1540 ‘16d ... for the farm of two pightells called Frontes’, Mount St John
1570 butting of the west parte of one little pighell called the hoyll, Honley
1675 the pighills adjoining upon Honley Bridge. Late spellings of the place-name included pit hill and pigtail. See the surname Pickles.