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Higham with West Close Booth

HIGHAM-BOOTH-WITH-WEST-CLOSE-BOOTH, a township in Whalley parish, Lancashire; 3½ miles NW of Burnley. Acres, 1,400. Real property, £2,604. Pop., 759. Houses, 162. The manor belongs to the Duke of Buccleuch. There are two cotton mills, a Wesleyan chapel, and a national school; and the school house is used as a chapel of ease.

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

Archives and Libraries

Local studies information is held at Nelson library.

Civil Registration

The Register Office covering the Higham with West Close Booth area is Burnley and Pendle.

Description and Travel

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Historical Geography

In 1835 Higham with West Close Booth was a township in the parish of Whalley.

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Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Higham with West Close Booth 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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