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Port of Manchester

Customs port in North West England, created on 1 January 1894 and closed in 1982.

Porte-cochère

From the French meaning “coach door”, also known as a coach gate or carriage porch, a covered porch-like structure at a main or secondary entrance to a building that gives access to a vehicle while providing arriving and departing occupants with protection from the elements.

Potovens pottery

Hamlet on the Wakefield Outwood, now known as Wrenthorpe, where small pot works were built.

Potts of Leeds

Company founded in 1833 in Leeds, England to make domestic timepieces , which expanded into the manufacture and repair of public clocks.

Power-loom riots

Rioting by hand loom weavers in 1826 in Lancashire, England against the introduction of the much more efficient power looms.

Powrie

Redirected to Dunter.

Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood

Group of English artists formed in 1848 to counter what they saw as the corrupting influence of the late-Renaissance painter Raphael.

Predictions of Isaac Bickerstaff

Pseudonym used by the satirist Jonathan Swift in a hoax predicting the “infallible” death of John Partridge, a well-known 18th-century astrologer and almanac maker, on 29 March 1708.

Preparing for a Fancy Dress Ball

Oil on canvas painting by the English artist William Etty, first exhibited in 1853.

Presbytery

Part of the chancel in a Christian church housing the altar, or a residence for Roman Catholic priests.