It has been suggested Twitch Hill, as in T’Witch Hill, gets it’s name from being the place where witches were executed back in the 17th Century. The last execution for witchcraft in England was in 1684, when Alice Molland was hanged in Exeter. However, as colourful as this sounds, the origins of Twitch Hill are more likely to refer to an old road between Horbury Bridge and Horbury village. The word “twitchel” means narrow passage or path between two walls or hedges.