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HAUGHTON, a village and a township in Manchester parish, Lancashire. The village stands adjacent to Denton, on the river Tame, and on the Stalybridge and Stockport railway, at the boundary with Cheshire, 3 miles NNE of Stockport; and shares with Denton village an ancient felt hat manufacture, and an important present trade. The township comprises 1,130 acres. Real property, £10,848; of which £2,489 are in mines, and £20 in quarries. Pop. in 1851, 3,042; in 1861, 3,371. Houses, 687. Coal mining is largely carried on.

John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72)


Archives and Libraries

Local studies information is held at Stalybridge library.



Civil Registration

The Register Office covering the Haughton area is Tameside.

Description and Travel

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Historical Geography

In 1835 Haughton was a township in the parish of Manchester.

Information about boundaries and administrative areas is available from A Vision of Britain through time.

You can see the administrative areas in which Haughton has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.


Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Haughton was in the Archdeaconry of Chester, in the Diocese of Chester. The original Lancashire wills for the Archdeaconry of Chester are held at the Lancashire Record Office.

You can also see Family History Societies covering the nearby area, plotted on a map. This facility is being developed, and is awaiting societies to enter information about the places they cover.