Newhey is a suburban village in Greater Manchester in the Milnrow area within the Metropolitan Borough of Rochdale, and is situated at the foot of the South Pennines, on the River Beal.
Newhey (also known as New Hey) was once a hamlet in the county of Lancashire, within the region of Butterworth. The settlement in the early 1800s was described as having only several ranges of cottages and two public houses. During this era, a major road was built through Newhey from Weneth to Littleborough. In 1894, the village was included in the Milnrow Urban District.
Thanks to the introduction of the textile manfacturing in Newhey, the village took an unplanned process of expansion during the Industrial Revolution. Newhey is home to the Ellenroad Steam Museum which is the engine house of the former Ellenroad Ring Mill. The rest of the site was demolished during the mid-80's, however the village boasts the record for the world's largest working steam engine.
The World's largest working steam engine, Newhey.