Four Heatons

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Looking from Heaton Moor, through Heaton Chapel to Reddish

Four Heatons is the name of four neighbourhoods, Heaton Chapel, Heaton Mersey, Heaton Moor and Heaton Norris,[1] which form a suburban area of Stockport bordering the city of Manchester, England.[1] It is a commuter zone, with greenbelt and a conservation area,[1] and is coterminous with the SK4 postcode district.[2]

Bridge by Heaton Chapel railway station. Signs point north-east to Heaton Chapel and south-west to Heaton Moor.

The opening of railway stations, first at Heaton Norris in 1840 and then at Heaton Chapel in 1853,[3] resulted in the suburbanisation of the Four Heatons.

The four neighbourhoods each have their own high street and centre, but share a common retailing theme, with bars, delis and independent music and cinema.[1]

In 2009, local businesses and traders formed a voluntary organisation in the area called the Four Heatons Traders Association.[2] This organisation is partly funded and supported by Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council, and has become a focal point for community regeneration projects.[2]

A Friends of Heaton Chapel Station group (FofHCS) was formed in August 2011 to improve the station, by looking after the gardens and through various award-winning projects and art projects. FofHCS also want to encourage greater use of the station by promoting the facilities, services and destinations served, and by lobbying for improvements where necessary.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Stockport Council. "Four Heatons". stockport.gov.uk. Retrieved 2012-11-09.
  2. ^ a b c The Four Heatons Traders Association. "About Us". fourheatons.co.uk. Retrieved 2012-11-09.
  3. ^ 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.
  4. ^ "About the Friends of Heaton Chapel Station | Friends Of Heaton Chapel Station". www.friendsofheatonchapelstation.co.uk. Retrieved 9 December 2016.

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