Please find a fascinating record of Crossgates history here.  Often, we can find clues as to the spiritual roots of problems in a geographical area by looking at the human history of that area.  Key points of note for Crossgates include:

  • gates were also used to define boundaries between parishes and townships, so it is possible the hamlet was a significant local boundary feature and took its name from that.
  • Crossgates was a mining pit village
  • The coming of the railway station made it a desirable commuter area.