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Royal Oak, Heights.JPG
The Royal Oak public house, Heights
OS grid reference SD981089
Civil parish
  • Saddleworth
Metropolitan borough
  • Oldham
Metropolitan county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town OLDHAM
Postcode district OL3
Dialling code 01457
Police Greater Manchester
Fire Greater Manchester
Ambulance North West
EU Parliament North West England
UK Parliament
  • Oldham East and Saddleworth
List of places
Greater ManchesterCoordinates: 53°34′34″N 2°01′48″W / 53.576°N 2.030°W / 53.576; -2.030

Heights is a hamlet in the Saddleworth parish of the Metropolitan Borough of Oldham, in Greater Manchester, England. It is directly north of Delph, and four miles northeast of Oldham.

Lying within the ancient county boundaries of the West Riding of Yorkshire, it consists of a pub (the Royal Oak Heights), some residential property and St. Thomas Church. The church is no longer in regular use; 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 1966.

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