Hanging Heaton

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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 and is identified in GENUKI.

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.

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

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