The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland - 1868
"RAVENHEAD, a hamlet in the chapelry of St. Helen's, and parish of Prescot, county Lancaster, 1 mile S.W. of St. Helen's, and 2 miles N.E. of Prescot. It is situated on the Sankey canal, and is celebrated for its extensive glass works, established in 1773, covering above 20 acres."