Higher Booths

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BOOTHS (Higher), a township in Whalley parish, Lancashire; on the Manchester and Accrington railway, near the Baxenden station, 5 miles SSW of Burnley. Acres, 2,000. Real property, 21,097; of which 6,189 are in mines. Pop., 5,131. Houses, 968. The inhabitants are chiefly employed in cotton factories and in collieries.

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

Archives and libraries

Local studies information is held at Rawtenstall library.



Details about the census records, and indexes for Higher Booths.

Church History

Church Records

You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Higher Booths area that are recorded in the GENUKI church database. This will also help identify other churches in nearby townships and/or parishes. You also have the option to see the location of the churches marked on a map.

Civil Registration

The Register Office covering the Higher Booths area is Hyndburn and Rossendale.

Description and Travel

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Ask for the gazetteer for a calculation of the distance from Higher Booths to another place.

Historical Geography

In 1835 Higher Booths was a township in the parish of Whalley.

Information about boundaries and administrative areas is available from A Vision of Britain through time.


View maps of Higher Booths and places within its boundaries.

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SD818247 (Lat/Lon: 53.718387, -2.277275), Higher Booths which are provided by:

Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Higher Booths 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.


You can also see Family History Societies covering the nearby area, plotted on a map. This facility is being developed, and is awaiting societies to enter information about the places they cover.