HEATON (Great), a township in Prestwich parish, Lancashire; on the river Irk, 4 miles N by W of Manchester. It was anciently known as Heaton-Reddish; and it includes the hamlet of Lands-End. Acres, 866. Real property, £2, 508. Pop., 159. Houses, 34. The manor belonged to the Langleys, and passed to the Reddishes, the Cokes, and the Drinkwaterses. Most of the land, with Heaton House, belongs now to the Earl of Wilton. Heaton House is a modern edifice, in the Ionic style; and stands in a well wooded park, about 5 miles in circuit
John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72)
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"GREAT HEATON, a township in the parish of Prestwich, hundred of Salford, county Lancaster, 4 miles N.W. of Manchester. Races are held annually at Heaton Park.
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