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Newchurch in Pendle, Lancashire

Historical Description

Newchurch-in-Pendle, an ecclesiastical parish formed from Whalley parish, Lancashire, about 3 miles NW of Marsden railway station, and 6 NW of Burnley. It contains the townships of Roughlee Booth and Barley-with-Wheatley Booth and part of Goldshaw Booth, and its post town is Burnley; money order and telegraph office, Barrow-ford. Population, 797. The manors belong to the Duke of Buccleuch. The cotton manufacture is largely carried on. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Manchester; net value, £231 with residence. Patrons, Hulme's Trustees. The church is in the Early English style, was built in 1544 and rebuilt in 1740, and consists of nave, aisle, and chancel, with a tower. There are three Methodist chapels.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyLancashire 
Civil parishWhalley 
Poor Law unionBurnley 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Church Records, in association with Lancashire Archives, have images of the Parish Registers for Lancashire online.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Newchurch in Pendle from the following:

Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Lancashire is available to browse.


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Newspapers and Periodicals

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RegionNorth West
Postal districtBB12
Post TownBurnley