HAUGHTON, a village and a township in Manchester parish, Lancashire. The village stands adjacent to Denton, on the river Tame, and on the Stalybridge and Stockport railway, at the boundary with Cheshire, 3 miles NNE of Stockport; and shares with Denton village an ancient felt hat manufacture, and an important present trade. The township comprises 1,130 acres. Real property, £10,848; of which £2,489 are in mines, and £20 in quarries. Pop. in 1851, 3,042; in 1861, 3,371. Houses, 687. Coal mining is largely carried on.

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


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Civil Registration

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The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland - 1868

"HAUGHTON, a township in the parish of Manchester, hundred of Salford, county Lancaster, 3 miles S.W. of Ashton-under-Lyne. It is situated near the river Tame, in the midst of a colliery district. This village had been from an early period a principal seat of the felt hat manufacture, which trade is still carried on, though considerably reduced since the introduction of silk hats. It forms with Denton a considerable village."


Historical Geography

In 1835 Haughton was a township in the parish of Manchester.

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Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Haughton 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.

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