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Higher Booths

BOOTHS (Higher), a township in Whalley parish, Lancashire; on the Manchester and Accrington railway, near the Baxenden station, 5 miles SSW of Burnley. Acres, 2,000. Real property, £21,097; of which £6,189 are in mines. Pop., 5,131. Houses, 968. The inhabitants are chiefly employed in cotton factories and in collieries.

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


Archives and Libraries

Local studies information is held at Rawtenstall library.


Civil Registration

The Register Office covering the Higher Booths area is Hyndburn and Rossendale.


Description and Travel

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1868 - The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland

  • "HIGHER BOOTH'S, a township in the parish of Whalley, and hundred of Blackburn, in the county palatine of Lancaster, 3 miles to the S.W. of Burnley. The inhabitants are principally employed in the cotton manufacture and the neighbouring coal-mines.

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Historical Geography

In 1835 Higher Booths was a township in the parish of Whalley.

Information about boundaries and administrative areas is available from A Vision of Britain through time.

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Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Higher Booths 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.


You can also see Family History Societies covering the nearby area, plotted on a map. This facility is being developed, and is awaiting societies to enter information about the places they cover.