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[Preface by Martin Harper]

For a long period until 1777 the manor of Prestwich was held by the Coke (pronounced Cook) family. Thomas W Coke, afterwards the Earl Of Leicester, was Lord Of The Manor Of Prestwich. He sold all his lands in Prestwich to proceed with his agricultural experiments in Norfolk. Coke was one of the greatest improvers of agriculture and completely altered the methods used in England.

The manorial estates were divided up and purchased by the first generation of rich Manchester industrialists who created individual private estates which characterised Georgian Prestwich. Their names linger on in, amongst others, Sedgley Park, Polefield, Butt Hill, High Bank, Drinkwater Park and Heaton Park, the seat of the Earls Of Wilton, which still exists.

The next generation of rich Manchester merchants built large houses in and around the earlier estates which gave Prestwich its distinctive character in the Victorian period.

The growth of suburban Manchester came along the main roads, the tramways and railway lines. The merchants houses and estates were sold and their grounds subdivided with newer smaller houses built that now cover Prestwich.

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Agecroft Hall :

Agecroft Hall, residence of the Lords of the Manor.


Agecroft Hall


Agecroft Power Stations :

Booklet covering Agecroft Power Stations 1924-1993


Agecroft Power Stations

Agecroft Power Stations :

Leaflet covering Agecroft Power Stations


Agecroft Power Stations


Steam Engines at Agecroft Power Stations :

Leaflet about the Steam engines at Agecroft Power Station


Agecroft in Steam

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Barnfield :

Barnfield Park.


Barnfield


Bent Hill :

Prestwich Town Hall.


Bent Hill


Bent House :


Bent House


Brooklands :


Brooklands


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Clifton Hall & Clifton Junction :

Article covering Clifton Hall & the battle of Clifton Junction.


Clifton Hall & Clifton Junction


Clough Lane :

Article covering Clough Lane.


Clough Lane


Prestwich Clough (House) :

Article covering Buckley Bleachworks and Prestwich Clough (House)


Prestwich Clough (House)


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Deyne Hall :

The Old Deyne Hall, residence of the Rectors.


Deyne Hall


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Highbank :


High Bank House


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Philips Park & Hall :


Philips Park


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Polefield :


Polefield properties


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Listed Monuments and Buildings of Prestwich :


Listed Monuments and Buildings


Lost Buildings Pt1 (Scholes Lane/BoR):


Lost Buildings Pt1


Lost Buildings Pt2 (Polefield/BoR) :


Lost Buildings Pt2


Lost Buildings Pt3 (Drinkies/Waterdale):


Lost Buildings Pt3


Lost Buildings Pt4 (Simister) :


Lost Buildings Pt4


Lost Buildings Pt5 (Prestwich Village) :


Lost Buildings Pt5


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Notable Graves of St Mary's :

Some notable burials of Prestwich Parish Church.


Notable Graves of St Mary's Church



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St Mary's Church :

A brief History for visitors to Prestwich Parish Church.


St Mary's Church



St Mary's War Graves & Memorials :


St Mary's War Graves & Memorials



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Wellbank :


Wellbank, links to architects and bankers


Woodhill :


Woodhill Home to the Scholes & Mather families


WWII Sites :


WWII Sites of Prestwich



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