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Highburton is part of the township of Kirkburton, a village in the county of West Yorkshire, England. It is located five miles southeast of Huddersfield. It occupies much of the high ground that can be found at the top of the steep inclines of Far Dene and Slant Gate and is a mixture of densely congregated housing estates and open pastoral farmland. According to the 2001 census it had a population of 3,288.
|Traditional County||Yorkshire, West Riding|
|OS Settlement Classification||Other settlement (village, hamlet etc)|
|Region||Yorkshire and the Humber|
|Police Authority||West Yorkshire|
Other names by which Highburton, Kirklees has been known in the past
Burton ~ Burton High ~ High Burton
Highburton, Kirklees in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)
Burton, High, vil., Kirkburton par., S. div. West-Riding Yorkshire, 4½ miles SE. of Huddersfield.
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