Newton Heath

Newton Heath is an urban area of the city of Manchester, England. It is 2.8 miles (4.5 km) east north east of Manchester city centre and has a population of 9,883.

Historically a part of Lancashire, Newton Heath was formerly a farming area, but adopted the factory system following the Industrial Revolution. The principal industry in the area was engineering, although many were employed in the mining and textiles industries in the thriving areas of Clayton Vale and Bradford.

Newton Heath takes its name from Old English and means the 'new town on the heath'. The heath in question formerly stretched from Miles Platting to Failsworth, and is bounded by brooks and rivers on all four sides — the River Medlock, Moston Brook, Newton Brook and Shooters Brook.

Manchester United F.C. has strong links with the area, having been formed from the Newton Heath Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway Football Club.

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Famous quotes containing the words heath and/or newton:

    We are the trade union for pensioners and children, the trade union for the disabled and the sick ... the trade union for the nation as a whole.
    —Edward Heath (b. 1916)

    Where the statue stood
    Of Newton with his prism and silent face,
    The marble index of a mind for ever
    Voyaging through strange seas of thought, alone.
    William Wordsworth (1770–1850)