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Barley with Wheatley Booth

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"BARLEY-WITH-WHITLEY-BOOTH, a township in Whalley parish, Lancashire; 4½ miles W of Colne. Acres, 2,370. Real property, £2,233. Pop., 485. There are two cotton-mills and a Wesleyan chapel."

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

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Archives & Libraries

Local studies information is held at Nelson library.

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Civil Registration

The Register Office covering the Barley with Wheatley Booth area is Burnley and Pendle.

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Description & Travel

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Gazetteers

1868 - The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland

"WHEATLEY BOOTH, a township in the parish of Whalley, county Lancaster, 5 miles E. of Clitheroe. It is situated under Pendle Hill, and includes the hamlet of Barley."

1868 - The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland

"PENDLE HILL, a limestone ridge in the parish of Whalley, county Lancaster, 3 miles N.E. of Clitheroe, and 20 S.E. of Lancaster. It attains an altitude of 1,803 feet, and is crowned on the top by Malkin Tower, from which a view is obtained as far as the Isle of Man to the W., and the hills of Yorkshire to the E. Its slopes were anciently covered with forest, but are now a bleak moorland."

1868 - The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland

"WHITLEY-BOOTHS, a township in the parish of Whalley, higher division of Blackburn hundred, county Lancaster, 4 miles N.W. of Colne."

1868 - The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland

"BARLEY, a township in the parish of Whalley, and hundred of Blackburn, in the county palatine of Lancashire, 5 miles to the W. of Colne."

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Historical Geography

In 1835 Barley with Wheatley Booth was a township in the parish of Whalley.

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Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Barley with Wheatley 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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Societies

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