- "PRESCOT, an extra parochial place in the upper division of the hundred of
Tewkesbury, county Gloucester, 2½ miles W. of Winchcombe, and 5 N.E. of
Cheltenham. The Earl of Ellenborough is lord of the manor, This place was
anciently covered with wood, and belonged to the Abbey of Tewkesbury,
whence it is supposed to have derived its name Priest's Coed, or Prescot."
[Description from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)
transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]
- "This area, formerly extra-parochial (Gl. Dioc.) became a civil
parish by the Extra-Parochial Places Act, 1857. Since 1935 it also
includes (civily) Stanley Pontelarge."
(Ref: Guide to the Parish Records of the City of Bristol and the
County of Gloucester; I. Gray & E. Ralph, 1963)
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