Prescot

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PRESCOT, a town, a township, a parish, a sub-district, and a district, in Lancashire. The town stands 2 miles N E of Huyton r. station, 2 N W of Rainhill r.station, and 8 E by N of Liverpool; is a seat of petty sessions; publishes a weekly newspaper; carries on extensive manufacture of watch-movements, watch-tools, and files; participates in the coal trade; contains breweries and manufactories of coarse earthenware and sanitary tubes; and has a head post-office, a town hall, a church, three dis-senting chapels, a Roman Catholic chapel, a grammar school, a public lending library, a floral and horticultural society, a harmonic society, several endowed alms-houses, and aggregate charities 898. The town includes all P. township, and part of Eccleston township. Pop. in 1851, 7,393; in 1861, 6,066. Houses, 1,204. The township comprises 270 acres. Real property, 15,224; of which 1,500 are in mines, and 60 in gas-works. Pop. in 1851, 6,393; in 1861, 5,130. Houses, 1,015. Pop. in 1851, 46,527; in 1861, 63,540. Houses, 11,288. The living of Prescot is a vicarage in the diocese of Chester. Value, 1,200.* Patron, Kings College, Cambridge. more ...

John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72)

Archives and libraries

Local studies information is held at Knowsley library.

Cemeteries

Census

Details about the census records, and indexes for Prescot.

Church History

Prescot parish church.

Church Records

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Location of parish records

Civil Registration

The Register Office covering the Prescot area is Prescot.

Description and Travel

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Gazetteers

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Genealogy

ENG-LAN-PRESCOT is an e-mail list for Prescot genealogy.

Historical Geography

In 1835 the parish of Prescot contained the townships of Prescot, Rainford, Windle, Parr, Eccleston, Sutton, Whiston, Rainhill, Bold, Cronton, Ditton, Widnes, Cuerdley, Penketh and Great Sankey.

History

Some information about the history of Prescot.

Maps

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You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SJ465927 (Lat/Lon: 53.428353, -2.806659), Prescot which are provided by:

Poor Houses, Poor Law

The Workhouse site has an interesting description of Prescot workhouse.

Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Prescot was in the Archdeaconry of Chester, in the Diocese of Chester. The original Lancashire wills for the Archdeaconry of Chester are held at the Lancashire Record Office.

Societies

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