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Newton Heath is a district in the city of Manchester, England. It is on the A62 Oldham Road, about three miles north-east of Manchester city centre. Manchester shown within England Coordinates: , Sovereign state United Kingdom Constituent country England Region North West England Ceremonial county Greater Manchester Admin HQ Manchester City Centre Founded 13th Century City Status 1853 Government  - Type Metropolitan borough, City  - Governing body Manchester City Council Area  - Borough & City 115. ... Motto (French) God and my right Anthem No official anthem - the United Kingdom anthem God Save the Queen is commonly used England() – on the European continent() – in the United Kingdom() Capital (and largest city) London (de facto) Official languages English (de facto) Unified  -  by Athelstan 927 AD  Area  -  Total 130... The A62 is a major road in England. ... City of Manchester. ...

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Geography and administration

Newton Heath lies close to the districts of Monsall, Ancoats and Belle Vue. It lies along Oldham Road which, if followed from Manchester, leads through Failsworth onto Oldham. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Belle Vue is a district of Manchester (post code M12), England between Longsight and Gorton. ... Failsworth is a town in the Metropolitan Borough of Oldham, Greater Manchester, in the North West of England. ... For the larger local government district, see Metropolitan Borough of Oldham. ...


Clayton Vale separates Newton Heath from Clayton, the district to where Manchester United FC moved before moving on to Old Trafford. Clayton Vale is situated in Clayton, a district of Manchester. ... Clayton is a district of Manchester , England . ... Old Trafford (given the nickname The Theatre of Dreams by Sir. ...


Civic history

There was also a "detached" area known as Kirkmanshulme which formed part of the district - Belle Vue stands on that land, which is now only remembered in Kirkmanshulme Lane which borders it. The district was incorporated into the City of Manchester in 1890. Belle Vue, a dog racing track near Manchester, holds a special place in the greyhound racing record books because the very first race round an oval track in Britain was staged there on July 24, 1926. ...


History

Etymology

Newton Heath takes its name, from the Old English language and means "the new town on the heath".[citation needed] The heath in question stretched originally from Miles Platting to Failsworth, and is bordered by brooks and rivers on all four sides - the River Medlock, Moston Brook, Newton Brook and Shooters Brook. Old English (also called Anglo-Saxon[1], Old English: ) is an early form of the English language that was spoken in parts of what is now England and southern Scotland between the mid-fifth century and the mid-twelfth century. ... The area of Miles Platting in inner north Manchester, England, was intensively developed in the 19th century providing homes for the industrial workforce. ... The River Medlock is a river of Greater Manchester in north west England that flows for 10 miles before joining the River Irwell in central Manchester. ...


Historic events

Culcheth Hall, which stood alongside the River Medlock within Newton was owned by the Byrons (of whom the poet Lord Byron was a family member). Other great houses once lay within the district, including Clayton Hall (owned by the Greaves family), Whitworth Hall and Hulme Hall. Lord Byron, English poet Lord Byron (1803), as painted by Elisabeth Vigee-Lebrun George Gordon Byron, 6th Baron Byron, (January 22, 1788 – April 19, 1824) was the most widely read English language poet of his day. ...


French Huguenots had settled in the area in the 16th century to avoid continental persecution, and had brought cotton and linen weaving and bleaching skills with them. The arrival of textile mills saw Newton Heath's cottage industry change forever into a fully mechanised mass production system - in 1825 Newton Silk Mill (which exists to this day) was built and the Monsall Silk Dye Works followed soon afterwards. In the 16th and 17th centuries, the name of Huguenots came to apply to members of the Protestant Reformed Church of France. ... A hand-turned spinning wheel in action Cones of yarn for industrial use Spinning is the process of creating yarn (or thread, rope, cable) from various raw fiber materials. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... The use of the term has expanded, and is used to refer to any event which allows a large number of people to lalalawork part time. ...


The Rochdale Canal made movement of raw materials and finished products a practical reality. Later came other industries, including a soap works, a match manufacturing factory and rope works as well as engineering and glass making works. A multitude of small back-to-back low cost houses had to be constructed to house the new migrant work force. Thus was Newton changed irrevocably from a farming community into an industrialised one. A Lock on the Rochdale Canal with water flowing over the gate due to the lack of a side channel. ... Engineering is the design, analysis, and/or construction of works for practical purposes. ... The materials definition of a glass is a uniform amorphous solid material, usually produced when a suitably viscous molten material cools very rapidly, thereby not giving enough time for a regular crystal lattice to form. ...


The 18th century saw Oldham Road turnpiked and a toll bar installed at Lambs Lane - this road still forms the main artery through the district. By the beginning of the 19th century, the Rochdale Canal had been constructed and this brought industrialisation to the district, and the former farming settlement was thus hastened into the Industrial Revolution and creeping urbanisation. The 19th century saw the local population increase nearly 20 fold.[citation needed] A Watt steam engine. ...


From February 10, 1883, until the slum clearances of the 1970s a Salvation Army corps existed in Thorp Road. is the 41st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1883 (MDCCCLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Shield of The Salvation Army The Salvation Army is a non-military evangelical Christian organization. ...


Wilson's Brewery was situated in Newton Heath before closing in the late 1980s. This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Manchester United FC

Newton Heath is the birthplace of Newton Heath Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway Football Club (est. 1878), later to become Manchester United FC. They began life in 1878 as a football team formed from employees of the LYR who played on a local pitch in Monsall Road, known by the name of Newton Heath Football Club. By 1892 they had been admitted to the Football League and in 1902 they moved to new premises in Bank Street and changed the club name to Manchester United Football Club. This football club wore yellow and green coloured shirt. An old nickname for the team was "the Heathens" - clearly derived from their original name, this is often cited as the origin of "The Red Devils". However Salford rugby league club acquired the nickname in the 1930s and this was copied by Matt Busby in the wake of the Munich air disaster of February 6th, 1958. Manchester United Football Club are a world-famous English football club, based at the Old Trafford stadium in Trafford, Greater Manchester, and are one of the most popular sports clubs in the world, with over 50 million supporters worldwide. ... Salford City Reds are a British professional rugby league club based in Salford near Manchester. ...


Present day

Public transport

Railways arrived in Newton Heath during the 1840s and the Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway (the LYR) laid two main lines across the district which made a significant change to the look of the district. Engine repair sheds were opened in 1877 at the Newton Heath Traction Maintenance Depot, which grew to become a major local employer which, by the 1860s, had been expanded to a 40 acre site with over 2000 workers.


Today, Newton Heath is served by Dean Lane railway station, on the Manchester to Rochdale via Oldham line and trains are frequent. There are (confirmed) plans for this line to be converted to Metrolink operation. The station is adjacent to the Newton Heath railway depot, which maintains diesel unit trains for Northern Rail. Dean Lane railway station is a railway station in Manchester, England. ... The Manchester to Rochdale via Oldham Line is a railway line which runs North East of Manchester City Centre to Rochdale via Oldham. ... A Metrolink tram in Manchester city centre. ... Northern Rail is a train operating company that has operated local services in the north of England since 2004. ...


Apart from the railways, Newton Heath grew into a major supplier of engineering, with companies like Mather & Platt, Avro and Heenan & Froude. Blackpool Tower was manufactured in Newton Heath. Avro 504K. Avro was a British aircraft manufacturer, well known for planes such as the Avro Lancaster which served in World War II. One of the worlds first aircraft builders, A.V.Roe and Company was established at Brownsfield Mills, Manchester, England by Alliot Verdon Roe and his brother... Looking down to the road below through the glass floor The Blackpool Tower is a tourist attraction in the town of Blackpool, Lancashire, in Northern England (grid reference SD306360). ...


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Coordinates: 53°30′N, 2°11′W Manchester shown within England Coordinates: , Sovereign state United Kingdom Constituent country England Region North West England Ceremonial county Greater Manchester Admin HQ Manchester City Centre Founded 13th Century City Status 1853 Government  - Type Metropolitan borough, City  - Governing body Manchester City Council Area  - Borough & City 115. ... Greater Manchester is a metropolitan county in North West England which has a population of 2. ... Motto (French) God and my right Anthem No official anthem - the United Kingdom anthem God Save the Queen is commonly used England() – on the European continent() – in the United Kingdom() Capital (and largest city) London (de facto) Official languages English (de facto) Unified  -  by Athelstan 927 AD  Area  -  Total 130... This article is about the architecture of Manchester. ... Manchesters Beetham Tower - the tallest building in the UK outside London The CIS Tower was for many years the tallest building in Manchester Manchester has a recognisable skyline and a number of notable tall buildings and structures. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... The Culture of Manchester boasts a rich and diverse artistic, architectural, musical, sporting, theatrical and creative bredth, comparable to any significant international metropolis. ... A Manchester Gallery with pictures of the city of Manchester, England. ... Manchester developed over little more than a century from a minor town into the worlds first industrial city. ... For Mancunians, the popular musical heritage of the city has always been a source of great pride. ... Manchester Town Hall is an example of the Victorian architecture found in Manchester and is the home of Manchester City Council. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Ardwick is an inner-city district of Manchester, about one mile south east of the city centre. ... Ardwick Green is an important public space in Ardwick, Manchester, England. ... Baguley is an area of Wythenshawe, Manchester. ... Belle Vue is a district of Manchester (post code M12), England between Longsight and Gorton. ... Benchill is a district of the city of Manchester, part of the massive Wythenshawe council estate, about eight miles south of the city centre. ... Blackley (Pronounced blake-ley (/bleɪklɪ/)) is a district of Manchester, in North West England. ... Bradford is an electoral ward in the city of Manchester, in North West England. ... Burnage is a post-industrial suburb of the City of Manchester in North West England. ... Castlefield Castlefield in Manchester, UK was a site where the Roman Empire established a fort. ... Cheetham Hill is a district of Manchester, England located approximately 2 miles to the north of Manchester city centre. ... Chorlton-cum-Hardy or Chorlton is a suburb of Manchester. ... Chorlton-on-Medlock is a district of Manchester immediately south of Manchester City Centre and south of the River Medlock. ... City of Manchester. ... Clayton is a district of Manchester, England about 3 miles east of the city centre. ... Collyhurst is an inner-city area north of the city centre of Manchester, in north west England. ... Crumpsall is a suburb some 3 miles to the north of Manchester, in the United Kingdom. ... Darnhill is a district of the Metropolitan Borough of Rochdale , England originally designed as an overspill estate for Manchester city centre it is now no longer run by Manchester City Council but by The Guinness Trust Housing Association. ... Didsbury is a suburb of Manchester, in North West England. ... East Didsbury is a prosperous area of South Manchester. ... Fallowfield is an area of the City of Manchester, England. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Canal Street, Manchester Canal Street Canal Street looks across the Rochdale Canal into Sackville Park in the city centre of Manchester. ... Gorton is a district in Manchester, United Kingdom, to the south-east of the city centre. ... Harpurhey is a suburb of Manchester, approximately three miles north of the city centre. ... This article or section seems not to be written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia entry. ... Levenshulme is an urban area in Manchester, United Kingdom. ... Longsight is an area in Manchester, England, around 3 miles south of the city centre. ... Lower Crumpsall is a part of Crumpsall, a suburb some 3 miles to the north of Manchester in the UK. It is situated in the valley of the River Irk, which forms its northern boundary with the neighbouring suburb of Blackley at Tetlow Bridge [1]. It consited largely of several... The area of Miles Platting in inner north Manchester, England, was intensively developed in the 19th century providing homes for the industrial workforce. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Moston is a town in the district of Oldham, England, and lies around 4 miles north of the Manchester City Centre. ... Newall Green is part of the Wythenshawe area of Manchester, England. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... The Northern Quarter is an area in the city centre of Manchester, UK, generally marked out between Piccadilly, Victoria and Ancoats, and centred around Oldham Street, just off Piccadilly Gardens. ... Openshaw Citadel was the third Salvation Army corps opened in Manchester from August 7, 1879 to the 1970s. ... Parrs Wood is an area in South Manchester, South East of Didsbury, at one end of Wilmslow Road. ... Peel Hall is in an area of Wythenshawe twinned with Gaza. ... Fountains in Piccadilly Gardens looking towards Market Street Piccadilly Gardens is a green space in Manchester City Centre situated at one end of Market Street (a busy shopping area) and on the edge of the Northern Quarter. ... The name Ringway can have these meanings:- Ringway Airport is old name for Manchester International Airport. ... Rusholme is a part of Manchester, in North West England, about two miles south of Manchester city centre. ... Sharston is in the south of the city of Manchester. ... The University of Manchester is a university located in Manchester, England. ... Whalley Range, a district of Manchester, lies about 1. ... Withington is an area of Manchester, England about 4 miles south of the city centre, intersected by the busy thoroughfare of Wilmslow Road. ... Woodhouse Park is a housing estate in the south of the area of Wythenshawe, which is in turn in the south of the city of Manchester in North West England in the United Kingdom. ... Wythenshawe is a district in the south of the City of Manchester, in North West England. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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GENUKI: Newton Heath, Lancashire genealogy (326 words)
Newton Heath is a township and ecclesiastical parish, within the parish and parliamentary borough, but not within the municipal boundary of Manchester, situated a mile and a half to the east of that city, in the union of Prestwich, and county court district of Manchester, rural deanery of Cheetham, and archdeaconry and diocese of Manchester.
In 1835 Newton Heath was a township in the parish of Manchester.
For probate purposes prior to 1858, Newton Heath was in the Archdeaconry of Chester, in the Diocese of Chester.
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