Home Lords Worship Places People People Contact

Prestwich Places

index sitemap advanced
site search by freefind

Index: [A-B] [C-I] [H-J] [K-O] [P-S] [T-Z]

[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.

Read a Guide to the Borough of Prestwich from the late 1950's


Agecroft Bridge

Ancient crossing point of the River Irwell

Agecroft Bridge

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

Albion Mill :

Albion Mills, Bury New Road

Albion Mills


Barnfield :

Barnfield Park.


Beechcroft :

Home to Sir Edward Tootal Broadhurst


Beneath :

What Lies Beneath Prestwich

Galcial deposits & bedrocks & tunnels

Bent Hill :

Prestwich Town Hall.

Bent Hill

Bent House :

Bent House

Brooklands :


Butt Hill :

Butt Hill


Charlton House:

Home to various merchants and a generous benefactor.

Charlton House

Clough Lane :

Article covering Clough Lane.

Clough Lane

Prestwich Clough (House) :

Article covering Buckley Bleachworks and Prestwich Clough (House)

Prestwich Clough (House)

Prestwich Clough Heritage Trail :

Guide to the numbered posts in Prestwich Clough (with photos)

Prestwich Clough Heritage Trail

Prestwich Cloughs Walk :

Walk taking in Prestwich Clough & Mere Clough

Prestwich Cloughs Walk

Prestwich Clough Allotments :

Clough Allotments

Co-operative Society

Prestwich Co-op :

How a few Prestwich people changed how Prestwich developed.

Prestwich Co-op

Cussons/London Vale :

Cussons/London Vale


Deyne Hall :

The Old Deyne Hall, residence of the Rectors.

Deyne Hall

Drinkwater :

Drinkwater Park & Irwell House



Encliffe :

Frederick Astbury, cotton merchant, and Sir John Meir Astbury

In Hilton Park


Gallows Hill:

Gallows hill, Heaton Park


Gardner Mount :

The history of Gardner Road and Gardner Mount

Gardner Mount

Graveyard Studios:

Used by A Certain Ratio, Joy Division and New Order plus lots more bands

Graveyard Studios


Hardman's Fold:

Hardman's Fold

Heaton House:


Heaton Mill: home to the Consterdine and Bell families

Heaton Mill

Headlands : Home of the Pilkington Family


Highbank :

High Bank House

Hilton House :

Hilton House

Hilton House :

Hilton Park

Heathlands :


Hilton Park :

Hilton Hall, The Shrubbery, Encliffe, Uplands, Thorndale, North Lea

In Hilton Park

The Holme :

The Holme

Hope Road :

Residents of Hope Road, Prestwich


All about Prestwich Psychiatric Hospital (The 2nd Lancashire County Lunatic Assylum)

The How :

The How, Sedgley Park

Heaton Park Military Hutments :

WWI Huts in Heaton Park


Kersal Moor Riots & Races :

Kersal Moor 1842.


Landslide "Lanny", Bury New Road:

The Lanny

Listed Monuments and Buildings of Prestwich :

Listed Monuments and Buildings

Longfield :

Longfield, Prestwich

London Vale Print Works :

The London Vale Print Works

Cussons/London Vale

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


Myrtle Grove Dye Works,Sedgley Park :

Also home ot the Buckley family.


North Leigh/Lea :

home of Robert G Underdown, General Manger of the MS&LR

In Hilton Park

Notable Graves of St Mary's :

Some notable burials of Prestwich Parish Church.

Notable Graves of St Mary's Church


The Old Engine Cottage:

The Old Engine Cottage

Clough Tea Rooms


Philips Park & Hall :

Philips Park

Bookmark this page and come back as I add more places.....

Polefield :

Polefield properties

Bookmark this page and come back as I add more places.....

Policing Prestwich :

Policing of Prestwich

Prestwich Park :

Prestwich Park

Bookmark this page and come back as I add more places.....

Sedgley Hall :

Sedgley Park (Old) Hall. Home to the Philips, Wood, and Fort families.

Sedgley Park Hall


The Railway comes to Prestwich :

The first trains in Prestwich

The Railway comes to Prestwich

Rookwood :

Designed by and home to the Ogden Family

Rookwood (& Wrenwood)

The Roost:

Home to the First Postmaster of Manchester

The Roost


Sedgley Hall :

Sedgley Park (Old) Hall. Home to the Philips, Wood, and Fort families.

Sedgley Park Hall

Sedgley New Hall :

Sedgley New Hall. Home to the Lee and Barclay Families

Sedgley New Hall

Sedgley House :

Sedgley House. Home to the Petrocokino family.

Sedgley House

Sedgley Mount :

Sedgley Mount. Home of the Alexandroff family.

Sedgley Mount

Shrubbery :

Home to Thomas Kenyon (Chemist)

In Hilton Park

Simister, James :

Gave his name to the land and village of Simister

Simister, the man and the place

Spring Bank (Church Lane)

Spring Bank

Spring Bank

Springfield Cottage :

Home to the Clegg family

Springfield Cottage

St Mary's Church :

A brief History for visitors to Prestwich Parish Church.

St Mary's Church

St Mary's Park:

St Mary's Flower Park & Playing Field

St Mary's War Graves & Memorials :

St Mary's War Graves & Memorials


Thorndale :

Home to Theodore Drayton Grimké, founder of Greengate Dispensary

In Hilton Park

Trams (Steam) :

The first trams in Prestwich.

The First Trams in Prestwich

Tulle :

The Martyrs of Tulle in France, a town twinned with Prestwich.

The Tulle Martyrs


Uplands :

Home to Duncan Mathewson, J.P. and cotton merchant

In Hilton Park


Waterdale :

Waterdale Dye Works & Area

Wellbank :

Wellbank, links to Willams & Deacons Bank, the sinking of the Lusitania and a Yiddish Comedy.

Whin Knowle:

Home to Fred Foy of Reliance Manufacturing.

Woodhill :

Woodhill Home to the Scholes & Mather families

Woodthorpe :

Woodthorpe home to The Rowland family of mill owners and Sir Edward Holt

Wrenwood :

Home to the Mather Family (of Mather & Platts)

Wrenwood (& Rookwood)

WWII Sites :

WWII Sites of Prestwich

Bookmark this page and come back as I add more places.....