I was just going through the website when I came across the reference to 'Cross Hills' in your message. I don' know if the following will interest you but I find it fascanating, forgive the spelling, that Close Hills is now a derelict house. I came upon refrences dating back to 1695 about Close Hills. One of my distant relatives, William Alderson, born 1644 in Muker bought some property. The legal document said: - 10th April 1695 To William Alderson from Jeffrey Raw, one close of meadow called Close Hills with cowhouse, one toft and one close called Priedale, one close called Holme and garth with the right of pasture belonging to the premises with appurtenances at Ravenseat.
20th April 1703 Muker Manor Court, to Miles and William sons and heirs of William, deceased. A moiety of three closes viz: one called Close Hills with a cowhouse, another called Priedale with a cowhouse and a parcel of land called Holme with appurtenances at Ravenseat.
23rd of April 1729. Nuker Manor Court. To Miles from William. A moiety of half a dwelling house with cowhouse, one called Close Hill, one island of close called Holme Brow, half of Holme Bottom, one parcel of ground called Scar and a parcel of ground called Drydale with a cowhouse at Ravenseat.
11th of April 1749. To John Alderson from Miles. One close called Close Hills with a dwelling house thereon, one called Holm with a cowhouse and one close called Priedale with a cowhouse and appurtenances at Ravenseat.
As you can see back in the 1690's it was just a field but by 1729 there was a house on it.
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