Heaton Norris, Lancashire Family History Guide

Heaton Norris is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Lancashire, created in 1770 from Manchester Our Lady, St George and St Denys Ancient Parish.

Other places in the parish include: Heaton Mersey, Reddish, and Levenshulme.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin: 1838; Separate registers exist for Heaton Mersey: 1850

Nonconformists include: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Independent/Congregational, and Wesleyan Methodist.

Parishes adjacent to Heaton Norris

Historical Descriptions


Comprehensive Gazetteer of England and Wales 1895

Levenshulme, a village, a township, and a parochial chapelry in Manchester parish, Lancaster. The village stands on the Manchester and Stockport branch of the L. & N.W.R., 3 miles SE by S of Manchester, and has a station on the railway. It has also a station on the M.S. & L.R., and a post, money order, and telegraph office under Manchester. The township comprises 606 acres; population, 5506. There are many modern residences of Manchester families, a print work, and a bleaching work. The chapelry is more extensive than the township, and was constituted in 1861. Population, 5523. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Manchester; gross value, £450. There are places of worship for four denominations of dissenters. By the Parish Council Act the local board was converted into a district council.

Source: Comprehensive Gazetteer of England and Wales; Brabner, John Henry Fryden; Volume: 4; William Mackenzie, London. 1895.


  • County: Lancashire
  • Civil Registration District: Stockport
  • Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Chester (Episcopal Consistory)
  • Diocese: Manchester
  • Rural Deanery: Ashton Under Lyne
  • Poor Law Union: Stockport
  • Hundred: Salford
  • Province: York