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Goldshaw Booth / Newchurch in Pendle

NEWCHURCH-IN-PENDLE, a chapelry in Whalley parish, Lancashire; averagely 3 miles N W of Marsden r.station, and 6 N W of Burnley. It contains the town-ships of Goldshaw-Booth, Roughlee-Booth, Old-Laund-Booth, and Barley-with-Wheatley-Booth; and its post town is Burnley. Acres, 5,080. Rated property, £5,012. Pop. in 1851, 2,328; in 1861, 1,738. Houses, 372. The property is much subdivided. The manors belong to the Duke of Buccleuch. The cotton manufacture is largely carried on. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Manchester. Value, £175. Patrons, Hulme's Trustees. The church is in the early English style; was built in 1544; and consists of nave and chancel, with a tower. There are three Methodist chapels and a parochial school.

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


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1868 - The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland

  • "GOLD SHAW BOOTH, a township in the parish of Whalley, higher division of the hundred of Blackburn, county palatine Lancaster, 5 miles N.W. of Burnley. Whalley is its post town. It is situated in Pendle Forest, and is the centre of a new ecclesiastical district, including Old Lund Booth, Rough Lee Booth, and Barley-with-Wheatly Booth. The people are mostly employed in spinning yarn. The living is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of Manchester, value £135. The church is a modern stone structure dedicated to St. Mary. The Wesleyans have a chapel. The Duke of Buccleuch is lord of the manor."

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  • "NEWCHURCH-IN-PENDLE-FOREST, a chapelry and township in the parish of Whalley, higher division of the hundred of Blackburn, county Lancaster, 6 miles N. by W. of Burnley, and 4 S. by W. of Clitheroe. The village, which is considerable, is situated near the rivers Calder and Ribble, and about a mile from the Leeds and Liverpool canal. The inhabitants are chiefly engaged in the cotton and worsted mills, and in the weaving of mousselines de laine. The substratum abounds in coal, of which there are several pits in operation, and there are also quarries of sandstone and carboniferous limestone. The living is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of Manchester, value £150, in the patronage of Hulme's Trustees. The church is dedicated to St. Mary. There are places of worship belonging to the Wesleyans, Primitive Methodists, and other sects. There are National and Lancasterian schools."

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Historical Geography

In 1835 Newchurch in Pendle was a chapelry and a township in the parish of Whalley. The Township was called Goldshaw Booth.

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For probate purposes prior to 1858, Newchurch in Pendle 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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