Place:Prestwich, Lancashire, England

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NamePrestwich
TypeFormer borough
Coordinates53.533°N 2.283°W
Located inLancashire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inGreater Manchester, England     (1974 - )
See alsoBury (metropolitan borough), Greater Manchester, Englandmetropolitan borough of which it has been a part since 1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog
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Prestwich is a town which, since 1974, has been within the Metropolitan Borough of Bury, in Greater Manchester, England. It lies close to the River Irwell, 3.3 miles (5.3 km) north of Manchester city centre, 3.1 miles (5 km) north of Salford and 4.7 miles (7.6 km) south of Bury.

Prior to 1974 it was 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. The Church of St Mary the Virgin-—a Grade I listed building—-has lain at the centre of the community for centuries.

The oldest part of Prestwich developed around Bury New Road and is known as "Prestwich Village". There is a large Jewish community in Prestwich and in Whitefield, the neighbouring Broughton Park in Salford, and parts of Cheetham Hill. Crumpsall has the second-largest Jewish community in the United Kingdom.

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Prestwich.

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