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South of Doffcocker and once part of the parish of Deane, before that owned by the Barons of Manchester, the de Grelleys or Greslets. Ancient names on record are Heton or Heten-under-Forest [of Horwich]. The original name was derived from Old English 'heah' meaning high land, and 'tun' a settlement.

North of here is Doffcocker, east is junction of Chorley New Road and Chorley Old Road, south east is Queens Park, and Gilnow , and west is Overdale. Further west is Ladybridge.

Bolton School is on Chorley New road at Heaton.

[road view]

28k GIF 93k JPEG Chorley New Road view east 1999

View towards the town centre, Bolton School is near here.

[road view]

24k GIF 60k JPEG Chorley New Road eastern view 1999

With the northern end of Queens Park visible.

[road view]

30k GIF 93k JPEG Chorley New Road west view 1999

Looking towards Overdale.


29k GIF 85k JPEG Lion of Vienna, Chorley New Road, March 1999

A popular pub and well known in the area.

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