Barrowford Booth

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BARROWFORD, a township and a chapelry in Whalley parish, Lancashire. The township lies on the East Lancashire railway, 2 miles W of Colne; and has a post office under Burnley. Acres, 1,540. Real property, 7,754. Pop., 2,880. Houses, 612. The property is much subdivided. Many of the inhabitants are employed in cotton manufactories. The chapelry was constituted in 1843; and bears the name of Barrowford-Colne, or Colne-Barrowford. Pop., 2,796 Houses, 591. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Manchester. Value, 150.* Patrons, Hulme's Trustees. The church is recent; and there are four dissenting chapels.

John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72)

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In 1835 Barrowford Booth was a township in the parish of Whalley.


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Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Barrowford was in the Archdeaconry of Chester, in the Diocese of Chester. The original Lancashire wills for the Archdeaconry of Chester are held at the Lancashire Record Office.


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