ROUGH-LEE-BOOTH, a township in Whalley parish, Lancashire; at the E end of Pendle forest, 3½ miles W of Colne r. station, and 6 N W of Burnley. Acres, 1,320. Real property, £2,287. Pop. in 1851, 719; in 1861, 424. Houses, 99. The decrease of pop. was caused by the removal of hand-loom weavers. The manor belongs to the Duke of Buccleuch. There are a cotton factory and a Wesleyan chapel.
John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72)
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"ROUGH-LEE-BOOTH, a township in the parish of Whalley, higher division of Blackburn hundred, county Lancaster, 3½ miles W. of Colne railway station, and 6 N.W. of Burnley. It is situated at the E. end of the forest of Pendle. The land is principally in pasture. The soil is clay, with a subsoil of rock. There is a cotton-mill in the neighbourhood. There is a school for both sexes, erected and supported by the Messrs. Roberts. The Wesleyans have a place of worship. The Duke of Buccleuch is lord of the manor."
In 1835 Roughlee Booth was a township in the parish of Whalley.
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