Heights, Yorkshire

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West Riding
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The Heights
Grid reference: SD981089
Location: 53°34’36"N, 2°1’49"W
Post town: Oldham
Postcode: OL3
Dialling code: 01457
Local Government
Council: Oldham
Oldham East and Saddleworth

Heights is a hamlet in Saddleworth in the West Riding of Yorkshire. It is directly north of Delph, and four miles north-east of Oldham.

It has remained a tiny Yorkshire hamlet with little more than a pub, the Royal Oak, a scattering of houses, the parish church, St Thomas, and views over the surrounding farms up to the hills and down to the dale.

The parish church is no longer in regular use, though burials still take place and the graveyard is maintained. The churchyard and graveyard were featured in the film The Parole Officer starring Steve Coogan. Becket Whitehead, folksong collector ("A Beggin' I Will Go", "Gallant Poacher", "Four Loom Weaver", "Mowing Match", "Jim the Carter's Lad"), lived in Heights Lane Cottage and was buried at St Thomas Church in 1966.

Villages and hamlets of Saddleworth

Austerlands • Castleshaw • Delph • Denshaw • Diggle • Dobcross • Friezland • Grasscroft • Greenfield • Grotton • Heights • Lydgate • Scouthead • Springhead • Uppermill