The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland - 1868
"NEWTON, a township and ecclesiastical district in the parish of Manchester, hundred of Salford, county Lancaster, 2 miles N.E. of Manchester, within which borough it is included. The village, which is very considerable, forms a populous suburb of Manchester. The manufactures of cotton and silk, and the printing of calico are extensively carried on. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Manchester, value £155, in the patronage of the dean and chapter. The church, dedicated to All Saints, was rebuilt on the site of an ancient chapel at an expense of £8,000. There are places of worship for Wesleyans, Unitarians, Society of Friends, and other Dissenting communions; also National and other schools. See Manchester."