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Barrowford

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"BARROWFORD, a township and a chapelry in Whalley parish, Lancashire. The township lies on the East Lancashire railway, 2 miles W of Colne; and has a post office under Burnley. Acres, 1,540. Real property, £7,754. Pop., 2,880. Houses, 612. The property is much subdivided. Many of the inhabitants are employed in cotton manufactories. The chapelry was constituted in 1843; and bears the name of Barrowford-Colne, or Colne-Barrowford. Pop., 2,796 Houses, 591. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Manchester. Value, £150.* Patrons, Hulme's Trustees. The church is recent; and there are four dissenting chapels."

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 Barrowford area is Burnley and Pendle.

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Description & Travel

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Gazetteers

The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland - 1868

"BARROWFORD COLNE, (or Barrowford Booth), a township in the parish of Whalley, and hundred of Blackburn, in the county palatine of Lancaster, 2 miles to the W. of Colne, its post town. The East Lancashire railway passes through the township, and the Leeds canal near it. Most of the workpeople are employed in the cotton factories. The living is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of Manchester, of the value of £150, in the patronage of Hulme's Trustees. The Wesleyans have a chapel here.

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Historical Geography

In 1835 Barrowford Booth was a township in the parish of Whalley.

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Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Barrowford 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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