FOUR HEATONS is the name of four neighbourhoods,
Heaton Chapel ,
Heaton Mersey ,
Heaton Moor and
Heaton Norris , which form a suburban
Stockport bordering the city of
Manchester , England. It is a
commuter zone, with greenbelt and a conservation area , and is
coterminous with the SK4 postcode district . As of yet, there are no
official designated boundaries for each of the four Heatons.
The opening of railway stations, first at
Heaton Norris in 1840 and
Heaton Chapel in 1853, resulted in the suburbanisation of the
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.
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
Borough Council , and has become a focal point for community
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.
* ^ A B C D
Stockport Council. "Four Heatons". stockport.gov.uk.
* ^ A B C 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 .
* ^ "About the Friends of
Heaton Chapel Station Friends Of Heaton
Chapel Station". www.friendsofheatonchapelstation.co.uk. Retrieved 9