READ, a township in Whalley parish, Lancashire; 2 miles E of Whalley r. station. Acres, 1,490. Real property, £2,982. Pop., 531. Houses, 101. Read Hall is the seat of R. Fort, Esq. There are a cotton-mill and a national school.
John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72)