The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland - 1868
"PENDLETON, a township and chapelry in the parish of Whalley, higher division of Blackburn hundred, county Lancaster, 2 miles S. of Clitheroe. The township, which is of irregular form, is situated near the rivers Calder and Ribble, under Pendle Hill, which is 1,803 feet in height. The township includes a large portion of the village of Sabden Bridge, at which place the greater part of the inhabitants reside, and are employed at an extensive calicoprinting establishment. The soil consists of clay and a light loam, with a rocky subsoil. The Manchester and Bolton railway passes through the township. The Duke of Buccleuch is lord of the manor."