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Prescot, Knowsley

Prescot is a town and civil parish, within the Metropolitan Borough of Knowsley in Merseyside, England. It is 8 miles to the east of Liverpool city centre. At the 2001 Census, the population was 11,184 (5,265 males, 5,919 females). Prescot marks the beginning of the A58 road which runs through to Wetherby, West Yorkshire. The town is served by Prescot railway station and Eccleston Park railway station.
Post townPRESCOT
Administrative CountyKnowsley
Traditional CountyLancashire
OS GridSJ4692
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionNorth West
Police AuthorityMerseyside
Fire and Rescue AuthorityMerseyside
Fire and Rescue AuthorityMerseyside
Ambulance AuthorityNorth West
Dialling code0151
Population11,184 (2001 Census)

Other names by which Prescot, Knowsley has been known in the past


Prescot, Knowsley in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Prescot.-- manufacturing and market town, par., and township with ry. sta., SW. Lancashire - par. (containing the bor. of St Helens and the town of Widnes), 37,221 ac., pop. 105,478; township, 270 ac., pop. 5546; town, 8 miles E. of Liverpool by rail, pop. 6419; P.O., T.O., 1 Bank. Market-days, Tuesday and Saturday. The town, which comprises all Prescot township and part of Eccleston township, stands principally upon a sub-stratum of coal, several mines of which are worked. The mfrs. of watch tools, watch movements, and hands, have long been noted industries of this place. There is also the mfr. of small files of superior quality, which are exported in large quantities. Pin-wire drawing originated here. Coarse earthenware, glass bottles, nails, and ropes are also manufactured, and there are breweries and a tannery. In addition to the markets Prescot has important cattle fairs.

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