Newton Heath

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Newton Heath is a township and ecclesiastical parish, within the parish and parliamentary borough, but not within the municipal boundary of Manchester, situated a mile and a half to the east of that city, in the union of Prestwich, and county court district of Manchester, rural deanery of Cheetham, and archdeaconry and diocese of Manchester.

from Kelly's Manchester Directory, 1873

Archives and libraries

Local studies information is held at Manchester central library.



Details about the census records, and indexes for Newton Heath.

Church History

Church Records

You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Newton Heath area that are recorded in the GENUKI church database. This will also help identify other churches in nearby townships and/or parishes. You also have the option to see the location of the churches marked on a map.

Civil Registration

The Register Office covering the Newton Heath area is Manchester.

Description and Travel

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Ask for the gazetteer for a calculation of the distance from Newton Heath to another place.

Historical Geography

In 1835 Newton Heath was a township in the parish of Manchester.


A description of Newton Heath in the 19th century.


View maps of Newton Heath and places within its boundaries.

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SD879003 (Lat/Lon: 53.499249, -2.183884), Newton Heath which are provided by:

Poor Houses, Poor Law

Newton Heath was part of the Prestwich Poor Law Union.

Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Newton Heath 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.


The Manchester & Lancashire Family History Society.

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.