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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)
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- Aspinall St, Congregational
- Ebenezer, New Rd, Independent
- St Mary, Church St, Church of England
- Atherton St, Wesleyan Methodist
- Houghton St, Wesleyan Methodist
- Atherton St, Unitarian
- Our Lady Immaculate & St Joseph, Vicarage Place, Roman Catholic
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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.
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