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Heaton Norris

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Heaton Norris, town and township, Manchester nar., SE. Lancashire, on river Mersey, 5½ miles SE. of Manchester - township, 2116 ac., pop. 20,347 (14,550 in bor. of Stockport); town, pop. 5797; P.O., T.O.; is connected with Stockport by several bridges and a railway viaduct; has extensive cotton factories, bleaching works and iron foundries.

John Bartholomew, Gazetteer of the British Isles (1887)



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Civil Registration

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1868 - The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland

  • "HEATON-NORRIS, a township and chapelry in the parish of Manchester, hundred of Salford, county Lancaster, adjoining Stockport, its post town. It has a station on the Manchester and Stockport, and Stockport and Staleybridge, and Stockport and Temperley lines of railway. This place is partly in the borough of Stockport, and is separated from Cheshire by the river Mersey, here crossed by the viaduct of the Manchester and Birmingham railway. Petty sessions for the Manchester division of the hundred of Salford are held here. The inhabitants are chiefly engaged in the cotton-mills. There are several churches and chapels, comprising St. Thomas's, a rect in the diocese of Manchester, value £83, in the patronage of the dean and chapter; Christ Church, also a rectory, value £30, in the patronage of the Bishop of Manchester. There are places of worship for Independents and other denominations of Protestant Dissenters. The charities produce about £21 per annum, half of which is the endowment to Hollingpriest's free school, founded in 1785. There is also a Sunday-school with a small endowment, situated at Heaton-Mersey."

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Historical Geography

In 1835 Heaton Norris was a township in the parish of Manchester.

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Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Heaton Norris 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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