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Overton is a small village in West Yorkshire, England, between Wakefield and Huddersfield. It lies about 5.5 miles south west of Wakefield, 4 miles south of Ossett, 1-mile west of Netherton and 4 miles south west of Horbury. The village was originally named "Over Shitlington", and was part of the parish of "Shitlington" but this was changed sometime after 1855, along with the name of the parish, which was changed to "Sitlington". Overton is also linked with Netherton.
|Traditional County||Yorkshire, West Riding|
|OS Settlement Classification||Other settlement (village, hamlet etc)|
|Region||Yorkshire and the Humber|
|Police Authority||West Yorkshire|
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