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Old Village Hall Eccup 2016.jpg
Old Village Hall, Eccup
Eccup is located in West Yorkshire
Eccup shown within West Yorkshire
OS grid reference SE2842
Metropolitan borough
Metropolitan county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Police West Yorkshire
Fire West Yorkshire
Ambulance Yorkshire
EU Parliament Yorkshire and the Humber
UK Parliament
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53°52′34″N 1°33′54″W / 53.876°N 1.565°W / 53.876; -1.565Coordinates: 53°52′34″N 1°33′54″W / 53.876°N 1.565°W / 53.876; -1.565

Eccup is a village in the north of the City of Leeds, West Yorkshire, England. It is just north of Adel and east of Bramhope and Golden Acre Park. It is home to Eccup reservoir, the New Inn Pub, and the village set of the soap Emmerdale. Although the majority of the filming is done in the specially built village, Brookland Farm, a working farm to the south of the New Inn, is used for the external shots of Butlers Farm in the soap, and Creskeld Hall, in nearby Arthington, is used for Home Farm.

The place-name is first attested in the Domesday Book of 1086 as Echope. It is thought to derive from an Old English personal name Ecca + hōp 'enclosed land amid unpromising land; a small, enclosed valley'. It would therefore mean something like 'Ecca's patch of good land'.[1] From the 16th century the region up to the River Wharfe was known as Adel cum Eccup.[2]


  1. ^ Victor Watts (ed.), The Cambridge Dictionary of English Place-Names, Based on the Collections of the English Place-Name Society (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004), s.v. ECCUP.
  2. ^ Adel NDS Revised Draft for Consultation April 2014

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