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Hanging Heaton, Kirklees

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Hanging Heaton, Kirklees

Hanging Heaton is a large village in West Yorkshire, England. Partly in both Batley and Dewsbury it is a historic village mentioned in the Domesday Book under the name 'Etun'. The prefix 'Hanging' refers to a steep hillside hanging above lower ground. Heaton means 'High Farm' therefore Hanging Heaton was a lonely hillside farmstead and is identified in GENUKI.
Administrative CountyKirklees
Traditional CountyYorkshire, West Riding
OS GridSE2523
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionYorkshire and the Humber
Police AuthorityWest Yorkshire

Hanging Heaton, Kirklees in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Hanging Heaton, eccl. dist. and hamlet, Dewsbury par., S. div. West-Riding Yorkshire -- dist., pop. 4434; hamlet, 2 miles N. of Dewsbury; P.O.

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