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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.
With housing dating from the 16th century to the present day, it is a varied community with a successful cricket club, golf club, two churches and a community group in Hanging Heaton Community Group. Hanging Heaton is also home to both Hanging Heaton J&I School and Mill Lane J I & EY School.
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- Hunt, Andrew (11 May 2017). "Hanging Heaton maintain winning start thanks to impressive batting display". Batley News. Retrieved 18 May 2017.
- "Home". www.hangingheaton.co.uk. Retrieved 18 May 2017.
- "Mill Lane Primary School Batley West Yorkshire". www.mill-lane.org.uk. Retrieved 18 May 2017.