Four Heatons is the name used to describe the four individual neighbourhoods of Heaton Moor, Heaton Chapel, Heaton Mersey and Heaton Norris. Collectively, it forms a suburban area of Stockport which borders on to the City of Manchester, England. It is a commuter zone, with greenbelt and a conservation area, and is coterminous with the SK4 postcode district.
The opening of railway stations, first at Heaton Norris in 1840 and then at Heaton Chapel & Heaton Moor in 1853 (renamed 'Heaton Chapel' in 1947) resulted in the suburbanization of the Four Heatons.
Heaton Moor, Heaton Chapel, Heaton Mersey and Heaton Norris each have their own individual high street and centre, but retain a common "vibrant" retailing theme, with bars, delis and independent music and cinema.
In 2009 local businesses and traders formed a voluntary organisation in the area called The Four Heatons Traders Association. This organisation is partly funded and supported by Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council, and has become a focal point for community regeneration projects.
- Stockport Council. "Four Heatons". stockport.gov.uk. Retrieved 2012-11-09.
- The Four Heatons Traders Association. "About Us". fourheatons.co.uk. Retrieved 2012-11-09.
- Slater, J.N., ed. (July 1974). "Notes and News: Stations renamed by LMR". Railway Magazine (London: IPC Transport Press Ltd) 120 (879): 363. ISSN 0033-8923.
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