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Roughlee Booth

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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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Civil Registration

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1868 - The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland

  • "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."

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Historical Geography

In 1835 Roughlee Booth was a township in the parish of Whalley.

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Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Roughlee 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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