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St Paul's Church in Hanging Heaton

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.[1]

With housing dating from the 16th century to the present day, it is a varied community with a successful cricket club,[2] 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[3] and Mill Lane J I & EY School.[4]

Hanging Heaton is also the birthplace of famous scientist Robert Edwards who was the pioneer of IVF.[citation needed]


  1. ^ Ekwall, Eilert (1960). The concise Oxford dictionary of English place-names (4 ed.). Oxford: Clarendon Press. p. 230. ISBN 0-19-869103-3.
  2. ^ Hunt, Andrew (11 May 2017). "Hanging Heaton maintain winning start thanks to impressive batting display". Batley News. Retrieved 18 May 2017.
  3. ^ "Home". Retrieved 18 May 2017.
  4. ^ "Mill Lane Primary School Batley West Yorkshire". Retrieved 18 May 2017.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Hanging Heaton at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 53°42′14″N 1°36′54″W / 53.704°N 1.615°W / 53.704; -1.615