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HIGHAM-BOOTH-WITH-WEST-CLOSE-BOOTH, a township in Whalley parish, Lancashire; 3½ miles NW of Burnley. Acres, 1,400. Real property, £2,604. Pop., 759. Houses, 162. The manor belongs to the Duke of Buccleuch. There are two cotton mills, a Wesleyan chapel, and a national school; and the school house is used as a chapel of ease.

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

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Civil Registration

The Register Office covering the Higham with West Close Booth area is Burnley and Pendle.

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Gazetteers

1868 - The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland

"HIGHAM-BOOTH, a township in the parish of Whalley, higher division of the hundred of Blackburn, county Lancaster, 4 miles N.W. of Burnley railway station. There is a cotton manufactory in the neighbourhood. The soil is clay and subsoil rock. The inhabitants frequent the church of Fence. The Wesleyans have a chapel at Higham, also a National school. The Duke of Buccleuch is lord of the manor.

WEST-CLOSE-BOOTH, a township in the parish of Whalley, county Lancaster, 3 miles N.W. of Burnley. It is joined with Higham."

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Historical Geography

In 1835 Higham with West Close Booth was a township in the parish of Whalley.

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Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Higham with West Close 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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