Place:Heaton (near Bolton), Lancashire, England

NameHeaton (near Bolton)
Alt namesHeaton
TypeCivil parish, Suburb
Coordinates53.581°N 2.462°W
Located inLancashire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inGreater Manchester, England     (1974 - )
See alsoBolton Rural, Lancashire, Englandrural district of which it was part 1894-1898
Bolton, Lancashire, Englandborough in which it was situated 1898-1974
Bolton (metropolitan borough), Greater Manchester, Englandmetropolitan borough in which it has been located since 1974
source: Family History Library Catalog

NOTE: There is not just one place named Heaton in Lancashire or even in Greater Manchester. As well as this one in Bolton Metropolitan Borough, there is Heaton Norris (with three additional hamlets) in Stockport, Great Heaton and Little Heaton in Oldham, and Heaton-with-Oxcliffe near the City of Lancaster.

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Heaton is now a mostly residential district and council ward of Bolton, Greater Manchester, England. It lies about two miles north west of Bolton town centre. It is bounded by Deane to the south, Markland Hill to the west and Smithills and Halliwell to the north. Formerly a township covering 1630 acres on the the lower south-facing slopes of the West Pennine Moors, Heaton was absorbed into Bolton in 1898.

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