Little Heaton


HEATON (LITTLE), a township in Prestwich parish, Lancashire; contiguous to Great Heaton, 5 miles N of Manchester. It was called, till about a century ago, Heaton-Fallowfield. Acres, 509. Real property, £1,915. Pop., 838. Houses, 161. The manor belonged to the Hollands, and passed to the Egertons. About one half of the property belongs now to the Earl of Wilton. A farm house, called Old Hall, occupies the site of Old Heaton Hall. There is a national school.

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


Civil Registration

The Register Office covering the Little Heaton area is Manchester.


Description & Travel

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The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland - 1868

"LITTLE HEATON, a township in the parish of Prestwich, hundred of Salford, county Lancaster, 5 miles N. of Manchester. It formerly belonged to the Hollands of Denton, from whom it passed to the Egertons. The village is considerable, many of the inhabitants being engaged in the bleach-works, The principal residence is Heaton Hall, a seat of the Earl of Wilton.


Historical Geography

In 1835 Little Heaton was a township in the parish of Prestwich.

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Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Little 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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