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HEATON, a township in Deane parish, Lancashire; on the Lancashire and Yorkshire railway, 2 miles WNW of Bolton. Acres, 1,630. Real property, 4,542; of which 109 are in mines and 250 in quarries. Pop. in 1851, 826; in 1861, 955. Houses, 180. The manor belonged to the Heaton family in the time of Edward III. Coal, building stone, and slate flags abound.

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

Archives and libraries

Local studies information is held at Bolton library.



Details about the census records, and indexes for Heaton.

Church History

Church Records

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Civil Registration

The Register Office covering the Heaton area is Bolton.

Description and Travel

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Historical Geography

In 1835 Heaton was a township in the parish of Deane.


A description of Heaton in the 19th century.


View maps of Heaton and places within its boundaries.

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Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Heaton 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.