Hartshead  Lancashire


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Hartshead like this:

HARTSHEAD, a parochial division and a sub-district in Ashton-under-Lyne parish and district, Lancashire. The division lies on the verge of the county, the river Tame, and three railways, in the eastern vicinity of Ashton-under-Lyne; and it contains the hamlets of Mossley, Heyrod, Hurst, Hazlehurst, Stanrick-hill and Luzley, and Ridgehill and Lanes, the villages of Hartshead, Broad carr, Mossley, Mossley Brow, Scout, Luzley, Blackrock, Heyrod, Ridgehill, Hazlehurst, Higher Hurst, Hurst Nook, and Hurst Brook, the chapelry of Hurst, the infantry and cavalry barracks of Higher Hurst, and part of the town of Stalybridge. ...

Acres 3, 113. Real property, £60, 022; of which £5, 450 are in mines, £93 in quarries, and £176 in gas works. Pop. in 1851, 15, 697; in 1861, 19, 245. Houses, 3, 777. Pop., exclusive of the part in Stalybridge, in 1851, 9, 323; in 1861, 12, 454. Houses, 2, 443. The increase of pop. arose from the erection of cotton mills and other extensive works. The barracks in Higher Hurst were erected in 1843, at a cost of £42, 500. A church and a dissenting chapel are in Hurst chapelry; and two churches and two dissenting chapels are in the Hartshead part of Stalybridge.—The sub-district is conterminate with the division.

Hartshead through time

Hartshead is now part of Tameside district. Click here for graphs and data of how Tameside has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Hartshead itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Hartshead, in Tameside and Lancashire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 25th January 2022

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