High Bank, Scholes Lane
Home to the Scholes & Chadwick Families
Jacob Scholes of Woodhill, purchased High Bank Estate plus Prestwich Park and land on Hilton Lane in 1790 which later passed to his brother Thomas, who built a house upon it. Thomas Scholes, established Scholes & Co. Bankers in 1790, and in 1798 was major commandant of the Prestwich Volunteer Regiment. Thomas married Ann, daughter of John Lancashire, church warden of St Mary's and resident at Polefield. Thomas's youngest daughter married her cousin John Tetlow, a banker who later resided at Alkrington Hall.
[ John Lancashire's younger daughter married John Greaves, also a banker, who partnered with Sir Robert Peel to form Peel, Greaves & Co. ]
The map of 1848 shows the high bank, stretching up towards the Ostrich Tavern, that the house was built upon.