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The grade II listed Pack Horse bridge to the north of the village
The grade II listed Pack Horse bridge to the north of the village

Prestolee is a small village near the town of Bolton, Greater Manchester, in England. It is one of a cluster of villages, including Stoneclough and Ringley.

It has a church (Holy Trinity) that was used by TV show Coronation Street as a venue for many weddings and known to fans as All Saints Church, Weatherfield. It also has a primary school.

Prestolee is notable in that it is surrounded almost completely by water and is effectively an island, with the River Irwell to the North, West and South, and the Manchester, Bolton and Bury Canal to the Northeast. There is one practical road (Bridge Street) that provides vehicle access over the river Irwell. Prestolee Road also allows access to the village via a small canal bridge but the road is not metalled and not practical for most vehicles. Pedestrian access from the north is facilitated by using Prestolee Aqueduct, or the nearby Pack Horse Bridge.

The village has a Manchester postcode (M26), a Bolton telephone area code (01204 Farnworth, Bolton) Council taxes and local councillors are from Bolton, yet its member of parliament (MP) represents a Manchester district.

As well as the church, its other major landmark is Prestolee/Kearsley Mill.


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