In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Prestolee like this:
PRESTOLEE, a chapelry in Prestwich parish, Lancashire; near Prestwich town. It was constituted in 1863; and its post town is Prestwich, under Manchester. Pop., about 1, 600. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Manchester. Value, £300.* Patrons, Mrs. J. B. Crompton and W. J. Rideout, Esq. The church was built and endowed by the late Mrs. Crompton; and it has a largememorial window to her, put up in 1866.
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GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Prestolee, in Bolton and Lancashire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 06th December 2013
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