READ, a township in Whalley parish, Lancashire; 2 miles E of Whalley r. station. Acres, 1,490. Real property, £2,982. Pop., 531. Houses, 101. Read Hall is the seat of R. Fort, Esq. There are a cotton-mill and a national school.
John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72)
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"READ, a township in the parish of Whalley, higher division of the hundred of Blackburn, county Lancaster, 4 miles N.W. of Burnley, 5 S.E. of Clitheroe, and 2 E. of the Whalley railway station. It is situate on the road from Padiham to Whalley. The soil consists of loam and clay, with a subsoil of shale. There is a National school. Dean Nowell, composer of the Church Catechism, was born here in 1506, and died in 1602."
In 1835 Read was a township in the parish of Whalley.
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