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Kirkheaton is a village 3 miles (5 km) north east of Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, England with a population of 4,209 together with Upper Heaton. Historically, it is part of the West Riding of Yorkshire.The name Heaton comes from Old English "Heah" meaning high and "tun" meaning settlement along with Old Norse"Kirk" meaning church.
Kirkheaton has a primary school, Kirkheaton Primary School, which is situated on New Road.
- England cricketers George Herbert Hirst, Allen Hill and Wilfred Rhodes were born in the village and played cricket for Kirkheaton Cricket Club. Also the cricketers, William Bates, John Thewlis Senior, and Lewis Wrathmell, were also all born in the village and played for Yorkshire County Cricket Club.
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