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NEWTON (near Hyde)

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"NEWTON, a township in the parish of MOTTRAM in LONGDEN-DALE, hundred of MACCLESFIELD, county palatine of CHESTER, 6¼ miles (N. E. by E.) from Stockport, containing 2159 inhabitants, about two-thirds of whom are employed in the manufacture of cotton and hats, and in the printing of calico. The Peak Forest, canal passes through the township, which abounds with stone of a good quality. There are also salt, coal, and iron works; and for smelting the ore of the latter, a large furnace has lately been erected." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England  (1831) ©Mel Lockie]

  • Newton was a township in Mottram-in-Longdendale parish, Macclesfied hundred (SJ 9595), which became a civil parish in 1866.
  • In 1923 the civil parish was abolished to become part of Hyde.
  • It included the hamlets of Flowery Field (part) and Newton Green
  • The population was 1005 in 1801, 7481 in 1851, and 7407 in 1901.

For the period after 1923, see Hyde.


  • Mottram In Longdendale: St. Michael (Church of England). The ancient parish church for the township of Newton.
  • Newton in Mottram: St. Mary (Church of England). Built in 1839 as a chapel to Mottram in Longdendale: St. Michael, becoming the district church for Newton in 1840.
  • Godley cum Newton Green: St. John the Baptist (Church of England). The district church for part of Newton from 1847.
  • Newton Flowery Field: St. Stephen (Church of England). Founded in 1889 as a chapel to Hyde: St. George, becoming a district church for part of Newton in 1891.
  • Hattersley: St. Barnabas (Church of England). The district church for part of Newton from 1966.
  • Newton, Methodist Chapel (Primitive), Rosemount. Registers of marriages 1877-1922 are at Manchester Central Library.
  • Newton, Trinity Methodist Chapel (New Connexion), Talbot Road. Registers of marriages 1896-1969 are at Manchester Central Library.
  • Newton, Methodist Chapel (Wesleyan), Commercial Street. Registers of marriages 1904-47 are at Manchester Central Library.
  • Newton, Methodist Chapel (Free), Ashton Road. Registers of baptisms 1856-1978 and marriages 1935-1978 are at Manchester Central Library.
  • Newton, Undenominational Church. Built in 1878.

You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the area or see them printed on a map.


Civil Registration

  • Ashton under Lyne (1837-1923)

Court Records

  • Stockport (County) (1828-48)
  • Hyde (County) (1848-93)
  • Hyde (Borough) (1893-1923)

Description and Travel

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Historical Geography

  • 1923 October 1 — Abolished and incorporated into Hyde (869 acres, pop. 7715 in 1921)


Politics and Government

  • Hyde Urban Sanitary District (1875-81)
  • Hyde Municipal Borrough (1881-1923)

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • Ashton under Lyne (1837-1923)

Voting Registers

  • North Cheshire (1832-67)
  • East Cheshire (1867-85)
  • Stalybridge &  Hyde (1885-1923)