PILKINGTON, a township in Prestwich parish, and a sub-district in Bury district, Lancashire. The town-ship lies adjacent to the river Irwell and the East Lancashire railway, 5¼ miles N N W of Manchester; is cut into the three sections of Outwood, Unsworth, and Whitefieldor Stand; contains the hamlets of Ringley, Cinderhill, Blackford, and Hollins; is supplied with water from the Bury waterworks, and with gas from the Radcliffe and Pilkington gas-works; has a post-office of Whitefield, under Manchester; carries on industry in coal mines, several large cotton factories, bleach-works, and dye-works; and contains the churches of Ringley, Unsworth, and Stand, seven dis-senting chapels, two endowed grammar schools, and two national schools. Acres, 5,378. Real property, £41,765; of which £2,837 are in mines, and £28 in iron-works. Pop. in 1851, 12,863; in 1861, 12,303. Houses, 2,506. The manor belongs to the Earl of Derby. Outwood Park and Outwood Lodge are chief residences. The sub-district is nearly identical with the township, differing only in excluding two small uninhabited portions.
John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72)
- Higher Lane, Whitefield, Jewish Cemetery
- United Synagogue Burial Ground, Old Hall Lane, Whitefield, Jewish Cemetery
- Bury New Road, Besses o' th' Barn, Congregational
- St Andrew, Ribble Drive, Hillock, Whitefield, Church of England
- Hillock Hebrew Congregation, Beverley Close, Ribble Drive, Whitefield, Jewish
- Whitefield Hebrew Congregation, Park Lane, Whitefield, Jewish
- Sha'arei Shalom, Elms Street, Whitefield, Reform Synagogue
- Elms St, Whitefield, Methodist
- Half Acre, Besses o' th' Barn, Wesleyan Methodist
- Stonepale, Besses o' th' Barn, Wesleyan Methodist
- Bury New Road , Whitefield, Latter Day Saints
- Charles St, Besses o' th' Barn, New Jerusalem
- St Bernadette, Bury New Road , Whitefield, Roman Catholic
- St Michael , Albert Road / Ribble Drive, Whitefield, Roman Catholic
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