Pilkington, Lancashire

Description

Pilkington, a township in Prestwich parish, Lancashire. It lies adjacent to the river Irwell, 5 1/2 miles NNW of Manchester, 194 from London, and a quarter of a mile from Radcliffe Bridge station on the L. & Y.R., is cut into the three sections of Outwood, Unsworth, and Whitefield or Stand; contains the hamlets of Ringley, Cinderhill, Blackford, and Hollins, and the village of Prestolee; is governed by a district council, and supplied with water from the Bury waterworks. It has a post, money order, and telegraph office at Whitefield, under Manchester. There are coal mines, several large cotton factories, bleach-works, and dye-works. Acreage, 5439 ; population, 14,458. The manor belongs to the Earl of Derby. There are churches at Stand, Ringley, Prestolee, and Unsworth, and several dissenting chapels at Stand and Unsworth.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England and Wales, 1894-5