PRESTWICH

1830

DIGGLES FOLD

Diggles Fold, a small hamlet in the township of Prestwich, parish of Prestwich cum Oldham, hundred of Salford, 4 miles N.W. from Manchester.

DYNE

Dyne, a hamlet in the township of Prestwich, parish of Prestwich cum Oldham, hundred of Salford, 5 miles N.W. from Manchester.

PRESTWICH

Prestwich, a parish in conjunction with Oldham, and a township in the hundred of Salford, 4 miles N.N.W. from Manchester. Inhabitants 2724. A rectory in the deanery of Manchester, value 46 4s. 9d. Patron the earl of Wilton. Prestwich with Oldham constitutes but one rectory, but each place has its own churchwardens. The church is an ancient Gothic structure, with a tower and six bells, the church yard commands a romantic and beautiful prospect. The soil in this parish is very indifferent, except where the land has been much improved by manuring and draining; it is chiefly in pasture for the supply of milk and butter for the Manchester market; the air is remarkable for its salubrity. Irwell House, near Prestwich, is the seat of Thomas Drinkwater, esq.; Prestwich Park is the seat of Thomas Marriot, esq.; and Sedgley is the seat of George Philips, esq. Prestwich has six townships :-

Inhabitants
Alkrington 365
Heaton, Great 224
Heaton, Little 630
Pilkington 8976
Prestwich 2724
Tonge 1390
Entire population 14,309

RHODES

Rhodes, a hamlet in the township and parish of Prestwich cum Oldham, hundred of Salford, 2 miles W. from Prestwich.

(3) The New Lancashire Gazetteer or Topographical Dictionary 1830