Prescot Towntrail - Part 3

Follow Vicarage Place around the church to meet West Street, at the bottom of which stands a row of old terraced houses. Looking across from the bottom of West Street to Derby Street, you will see West End House . Further along Derby Street there are a number of Victorian public buildings including the Police Station (no 12) and the Courthouse (no 10). At the top of this road, and practically opposite the museum is a unique example of a purpose built Georgian solicitors office. This single storey building is still occupied by the firm of Henry Cross and Sons.

Derby Street then becomes the High Street although until the 1850's it was called Fazakerley Street, named after Nicholas Fazakerley a lawyer who was MP for Preston from 1732 until he died in 1767. His former residence, a typical Georgian house with sash windows, glazing bars and fanlight over the door, still stands as No.3 High Street. Both this building and the museum opposite are constructed in dark red brick, which is the typical building material in Prescot.