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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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Archives & Libraries

Local studies information is held at Bolton library.

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Census

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Civil Registration

The Register Office covering the Heaton area is Bolton.

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Gazetteers

1868 - The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland

"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."

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Historical Geography

In 1835 Heaton was a township in the parish of Deane.

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History

A description of Heaton in the 19th century.

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Maps

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You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SD683102 (Lat/Lon: 53.587468, -2.47974), Heaton which are provided by:

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Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Heaton 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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Societies

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