HEATON, a township in Deane parish, Lancashire; on the Lancashire and Yorkshire railway, 2 miles WNW of Bolton. Acres, 1,630. Real property, £4,542; of which £109 are in mines and £250 in quarries. Pop. in 1851, 826; in 1861, 955. Houses, 180. The manor belonged to the Heaton family in the time of Edward III. Coal, building stone, and slate flags abound.
John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72)
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"HEATON, a township in the parish of Deane, hundred of Salford, county Lancaster, 3 miles N.W. of Great Bolton. The village, which is considerable, is situated near the line of the Lancashire and Yorkshire railway. This township abounds in coal, slate, and stone."
In 1835 Heaton was a township in the parish of Deane.
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