District of Calderdale south of Todmorden on the road to Lancashire. A series of 4 locks here brings the Rochdale Canal down to pass beneath Gauxholme Viaduct.
The word may be derived from the elements gauk and holme meaning a flat, fertile, water meadow.
The spelling Gauksholme is found – Watson wrote of Gauksholm – until the 19th century. The change in spelling is attributed to a Mr Thurlow, a bookkeeper at the canal wharf around 1836.
Pronunciation: the word sound likes gorks-home with the stress on the first syllable
|Some sites, sights and other entries for Gauxholme|
Albert Boiler Works, Gauxholme Black Bull, Gauxholme Dancroft Mill, Gauxholme Dulesgate Gauxholme Canal Warehouse Gauxholme Cotton Mill Gauxholme High Lock Gauxholme Low Lock Gauxholme Middle Lock Gauxholme Mill, Walsden Gauxholme Picker Works Gauxholme Railway Bridge Gauxholme Road Bridge Gauxholme Stones Farm, Walsden
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