Haigh, West Yorkshire

Coordinates: 53°36′07″N 1°33′29″W / 53.602°N 1.558°W / 53.602; -1.558

Haigh is a small village in South Yorkshire and West Yorkshire, England.[1] Historically within the West Riding of Yorkshire, it lies half in the Wakefield district and half in the Barnsley district. It grew as a pit village and had its own colliery until 1968. Thereafter, Woolley Colliery became the main source of employment until its closure in 1987. Haigh suffered from significant decline for several years afterwards.

Some houses at Haigh

Infamous serial killer John George Haigh (1909–1949) is part of a family originally from this area.


  1. ^ Ordnance Survey: Landranger map sheet 110 Sheffield & Huddersfield (Glossop & Holmfirth) (Map). Ordnance Survey. 2012. ISBN 9780319231876.