Four Heatons

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Looking from Heaton Moor, through Heaton Chapel to Reddish

Four Heatons is the name used to describe the four individual neighbourhoods of Heaton Chapel, Heaton Mersey, Heaton Moor and Heaton Norris.[1] Collectively, it forms a suburban area of Stockport which borders on to 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]

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[3]) resulted in the suburbanisation of the Four Heatons.

The four neighbourhoods each have their own individual high street and centre, but retain a common vibrant 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.


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. Friends of Heaton Chapel Station www.friendsofheatonchapelstation.co.uk/

External links[edit]

Friends of Heaton Chapel Station  www.friendsofheatonchapelstation.co.uk/