Greenheys, Manchester

Coordinates: 53°27′44″N 2°14′25″W / 53.4621°N 2.2404°W / 53.4621; -2.2404

Greenheys is an inner-city area of south Manchester, England, lying between Hulme to the north and west, Chorlton-on-Medlock to the east and Moss Side to the south.

Former German Protestant Church (now Stephen Joseph Studio), Greenheys
Turing House (left) in the science park

Elizabeth Gaskell's first novel, Mary Barton, published in 1848, opens with a description of Greenheys, then still a rural area on the outskirts of the city.[1][2] The writer Thomas De Quincey and pioneer socialist Robert Owen both lived at Greenheys House, overlooking the now culverted Cornbrook river.[3]

Manchester Science Park is here, on Pencroft Way, Lloyd Street North.[4]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ On Topography and Hunger in Mary Barton, Victorian Review
  2. ^ Elizabeth Gaskell's Manchester, Alan Shelston, The Gaskell Society Journal,Volume 3 (1989)
  3. ^ Ed Glinert, The Manchester Compendium: A Street-by-Street History of England's Greatest Industrial City (2009), p. 135
  4. ^ Manchester Science Park