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Heaton is now a ward of the City of Bradford, a metropolitan borough of West Yorkshire, England. It includes the villages of Frizinghall, Heaton and Daisy Hill, extending to Chellow Heights reservoir on the western edge and the Bradford-Shipley railway line on the eastern edge. Frizinghall railway station is on the edge of the ward. Heaton had a population of over 14,500 according to the 2001 UK census. The original village was absorbed into the City of Bradford in 1882.
J. B. Priestley grew up in Heaton and John Braine attended St. Bede's Grammar School.
A Vision of Britain through Time provides the following description of Deighton from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:
- "HEATON, a village and a chapelry in Bradford parish, [West Riding of] Yorkshire. The village stands on an acclivity, near the Leeds and Liverpool canal, and the Bradford branch of the North Midland railway, 2 miles NNW of Bradford; and has a post office under Bradford, Yorkshire. The chapelry contains also the hamlets of Frizinghall, Heaton-Royds, Heaton-Shaye, Chellow, Chellow Heights, and Towler-Lane. Acres: 1,296. Real property: £5,755; of which £260 are in mines, and £302 in quarries. Population: 1,673. Houses: 347. The manor belongs to the Earl of Rosse. Heaton Hall is occupied by H. Harris, Esq. There are extensive quarries and several factories. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Ripon. Value, not reported.* Patrons, Trustees. The church was built in 1864, is a handsome edifice, and stands on a conspicuous site. There are two chapels for Baptists, and two for Wesleyans."
Historically, Heaton was in the ecclesiastical parish of Bradford in the Morley Division of the wapentake of Agbrigg and Morley.
- GENUKI on Heaton. The GENUKI page gives numerous references to local bodies providing genealogical assistance.
- The FamilySearch wiki on the ecclesiastical parish of Bradford provides a list of useful resources for the local area.
- A Vision of Britain through Time on Heaton.
- A Vision of Britain through Time also provides links to four maps of the West Riding, produced by the United Kingdom Ordnance Survey, illustrating the boundaries between the civil parishes and the rural districts at various dates. These maps all blow up to a scale that will illustrate small villages and large farms or estates.
- Ordnance Survey West Riding 1888. The "Sanitary Districts (which preceded the rural districts) for the whole of the West Riding.
- Ordnance Survey West Riding South 1900. The rural and urban districts, not long after their introduction. (the southern part of Bradford, the southern part of Leeds, the southern part of Tadcaster Rural District, the southern part of Selby, Goole Rural District, and all the divisions of Halifax, Huddersfield, Wakefield, Doncaster, Barnsley, Rotherham and Sheffield)
- Ordnance Survey West Riding North 1900 The rural and urban districts, not long after their introduction. (rural districts of Sedbergh, Settle, Skipton, Pateley Bridge, Ripon, Knaresborough, Great Ouseburn, Clitheroe, Wharfedale, Wetherby, York, Bishopthorpe, Keighley, the northern part of Bradford, the northern part of Leeds, the northern part of Hunslet Urban District, the northern part of Tadcaster Rural District, the northern part of Selby Rural District)
- Ordnance Survey West Riding 1944. The urban and rural districts of the whole of the West Riding after the revisions of 1935.