"Helgi's Open Land"
from the Old Norse personal name 'Helgi' and the Old English 'feld' meaning open, level ground
Ref: Key to English Place-names - University of Nottingham
Hellifield is a village on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. 

It is located 6 miles south-east of Settle and has a population of approximately 1430.
The village is sited on the main A65 road and has a station on the Leeds to Carlisle Railway.
In medieval times it seems that wolves hunted the area between Hellifield and Long Preston and men were employed to guide travellers between the two settlements. 
During the 19th century, the railway revolution reached the village, which dramatically changed the growth and population of what was then, a small hamlet.  A station was built to service the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway Company's new line from Blackburn to Hellifield, and Midland Railway's Settle to Carlisle line.

Hellifield became a major passenger and freight interchange, and many houses and streets were built in the early 20th century to house the large railway population.
The village has an Inn, Cafés, Post Office, Village Store, Fish & Chip Shop and a Ladies & Gents Outfitters.
There are 25 listed buildings within the parish all of which are Grade II or II*.