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Prestwich, Bury

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Prestwich, Bury

Prestwich is a town within the Metropolitan Borough of Bury, in Greater Manchester, England. It lies close to the River Irwell, 3.3 miles north of Manchester city centre, 3.1 miles north of Salford and 4.7 miles south of Bury. Historically a part of Lancashire, Prestwich's early history is marked by its status as the seat of the ancient parish of Prestwich-cum-Oldham, in the hundred of Salfordshire.
Administrative CountyBury
Traditional CountyLancashire
OS GridSD8103
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionNorth West
Police AuthorityGreater Manchester
Fire and Rescue AuthorityGreater Manchester
Fire and Rescue AuthorityGreater Manchester
Ambulance AuthorityNorth West
Dialling code0161

Prestwich, Bury in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Prestwich, town, par., and township with ry. sta., SE. Lancashire - par. (containing the mun. bor. of Oldham), 22,023 ac., pop. 179,230; town and township, 4 miles NW. of Manchester and 5 miles S. of Bury, 1917 ac., pop. 8627; P.O., T.O.; has cotton mfrs., and contains numerous villas of Manchester merchants; at Prestwich is the county lunatic asylum.

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