Heywood and Surrounds History
- John A Green, Bibliography of the Town of Heywood, 1902. This link is for my transcription of this book.
- John Hannavy, Roger Fenton of Crimble Hall, London, Gordon Fraser, 1975.
- Hannah Haynes, Heywood, Chalford Publishing, 1997.
- Heywood Living Memories, Heywood Memories Society, 2001-present.
- John Hudson, Heywood in Old Photographs, Sutton Publishing 1994.
- Charles S MacDonald, A History of Hopwood Hall, London, Waldergrave, 1963.
- Mike Sheridan, Heywood Book of Remembrance, Hertford, M-Y Books, 2005.
- AV Sandiford and TE Ashworth, The Forgotten Valley, Bury: Bury and District Local History Society, 1981.
- John Slawson, Hopwood, Heywood and Me, 1986.
Online History for Heywood and Surrounds
- Samuel Bamford, Early Days, Manchester, John Heywood, 1859.
- Samuel Bamford, Walks in South Lancashire and its Borders, Blackley, S. Bamford, 1844.
- British History Online (Records from William Farrer & J. Brownbill (editors), A History of the County of Lancaster: Volumes 1- 5, 1911):
- Cotton Times, 'Life in the Moorland Mills'.
- Bygone Bury, online book
- ‘Early Rochdale’ blog
- Facebook, ‘Remembering Heywood’, 2012-14.
- Andy Marshall, Cheesden Valley Project.
- John Morley, Heywood Grammar School
- Heywood Notes and Queries 1905-08 (J.A. Green).
- Touchstones Rochdale, ‘Riots and Radicalism’.
- Edwin Waugh, Sketches of Lancashire Life and Localities, London, Simpkin, Marshall & Co., 1855.
- Adam Lees, Greenbooth Memories.
- Abandoned Communities, 'Rochdale Reservoirs'.
- BBC, Domesday Reloaded, 'Greenbooth Reservoir'.
Lancashire History with Reference to Heywood
- Edward Baines, History of the County Palatine and Duchy of Lancaster, 5 volumes 1888-93.
- Alfred Burton, Rush-bearing: an account of the old custom of strewing rushes; carrying rushes to church; the rush-cart; garlands in churches; morris-dancers; the wakes; the rush, Manchester, Brook & Chrystal, 1891.
- Bob Dobson, Lancashire Nicknames & Sayings, 1973.
- Eilert Ekwall, The Place-Names of Lancashire, 1922.
- William Farrer & J. Brownbill (editors), A History of the County of Lancaster: Volumes 1- 5, 1911.
- Charles Hardwick, Traditions, Superstitions and Folklore, chiefly Lancashire and the north of England: their affinity to others in widely-distributed localities; their eastern origin and mythical significance, 1872.
- John Harland, Lancashire Folklore: Illustrative of the superstitious beliefs and practices, local customs and usages of the people of the county Palatine, 1867.
- John Harland & T.T. Wilkinson, Lancashire Legends, traditions, pageants, sports, etc, London, 1873.
- Nathan Heywood, 'Captain Peter Heywood', Transcations of the Lancashire and Cheshire Antiquarian Society, volume 9, 1891, pp. 135-145.
- Wim N.M. Hüsken, 'Rushbearing: A forgotten British custom', in A. Johnston, W.N.M. Hüsken (eds), English Parish Drama, Amsterdam, Rodopi, 1996.
- 'Final Concords of County of Lancaster'. Lancashire and Cheshire Record Society, vol. 39.
- 'Old Manx Families: The Heywoods of Heywood in Lancashire, and the Nunnery in the Isle of Mann', Manx Note Book, volume 2, 1886, pp. 66-71.
- Transactions of the Lancashire and Cheshire Antiquarian Society, vol. 9., 1891.
- Cyrus Redding, Pictorial History of the County of Lancaster, London, Routledge, 1844.
- Henry C. Wyld and T. Oakes Hirst, The Place Names of Lancashire: Their origin and history, 1911.
- Owen Ashmore, The Industrial Archaeology of North-West England, Manchester University Press, 1982.
- Margaret Davies, 'A note on an early group of cotton mills', Geography, Vol. 29, No. 2, June 1944.
- W. Baldwin, 'The Pleistocene lakes of Rochdale', Transactions of the Rochdale Literary and Scientific Society, 1911, volume 10, pp. 17-21.
- B.Pearson, J.Price, V.Tanner and J.Walker, ‘The Rochdale Borough survey’, Greater Manchester Archaeological Unit, volume 1, 1985, p. 103.
- Countryside Properties Ltd, ‘Unity Mill, Heywood, Historic Building Record’, 2008.
- J. Harland, ‘Roman Coins Find’, Proceedings of the Journal of the Archaeological Association, 1856, vol 12, pp. 236-9.
- ‘Find of Roman Coins’, Proceedings of the Lancashire and Cheshire Antiquarian Society, 1891, volume 9, p.166.
- Norman Tyson, Excavation of a Cairn at Wind Hill, Heywood, Lancashire, Bury Archaeological Group, 1972.
- Walter Baldwin, 'Some Prehistoric finds from Ashworth Moor and neighbourhood', in Transactions of the Manchester Geological & Mining Society, vol. 28, 1903, pp. 108-114.
- English Heritage, National Monuments Register, 'Monument No. 890857', Pastscape.
- Gladys Sellers, Walking in the South Pennines, Milnthorpe, Cumbria, Cicerone Press 1991, pp. 14-16.
- J Walker and A Tindall, Country Houses of Greater Manchester, Greater Manchester Archaeological Unit, 1985.
- Lancashire County Council, Old Maps of Lancashire.
- Heywood maps, www.old-maps.co.uk
- Matthew Paris' 1250 map online
- Sebastian Munster's 1552 map online
Online Archival Records
- 'Roll 404: 30-31 Henry III', Lancashire Assize Rolls: 4 John - 13 Edward I, pp. 6-59.
- 'Roll 1268: 13 Edward I', Lancashire Assize Rolls: 4 John - 13 Edward I , pp. 195-217.
- 'Some Court Rolls of the Lordships, Wapentakes, and Demense Manors of Thomas, Earl of Lancaster', 1879
- Final Concords for Lancashire, Part 4: 1509-1558, pp. 25-52.
Heywood Sports History
- Non-League Matters, ‘Lancashire Combination 1891-1909’.
- Wikipedia, ‘Heywood FC’.
- Wikipedia, 'Lancashire FA Challenge Trophy'.
- Football Club History Database, ‘Heywood FC’.
- Football Club History Database, ‘Heywood United FC’.
- Football Club History Database, ‘Heywood Central FC’.
- Bury Unitarian Church, ‘Unitarianism in Heywood 1856-1956’, Herbert Holt.
- An Illustrated History of Bamford Chapel (Rev. David Wiseman, 2001)
- History, Los Angeles County, ‘The David Healey Window’, 2009.
- A Short History of St James' Church (Ashworth)
- St George's Church, Heap Bridge
- St Luke's Parish Church, Heywood
- St Luke's Church history and tour
- St Mary, Birch-in-Hopwood
Baptism, Burial and Marriage Records
- St Luke's Church
- Church of St James
- Wesleyan Chapel
- St James (Ashworth)
- Heywood Cemetery (interment.net)
- Full and particular account of the trial, conviction, and execution of John Diggles, for the horrid murder of Benjamin and Alice Cas; together with the speech delivered by the judge; and Diggle's address to the multitude at the place of execution, Lancaster, John Stones, 1826.
- Martin Baggoley, Strangeways: A Century of Hangings, Barnsley, Wharncliff Books, 2006.
- Irvine Whittaker, Birds of a Lancashire cotton town: Being notes on the avifauna of Heywood, Robert Howe Ltd, 1935.