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Heywood, Rochdale

Administrative CountyRochdale
Traditional CountyLancashire
OS GridSD8510
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionNorth West
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityGreater Manchester
 

Heywood, Rochdale in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Heywood, mun. bor., Bury, Middleton, and Rochdale pars., SE. Lancashire, 3 miles E. of Bury by rail, 4 miles SW. of Rochdale, and 9 miles N. of Manchester, 3496 ac., pop. 22,979; 2 Banks, 1 newspaper. At the beginning of the century it was a small and little-known village, but, through the extensive coal mines in the vicinity, and the rise of the cotton mfr., it has attained a high position as a centre of industry. Large cotton and woollen mills are here. Weaving machinery and railway plant are made in considerable quantities; there s also boiler-making, iron and brass founding, chemical works, &c. The seat of Heywood Hall is adjacent.

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