BOOTHS, LOWER, a township, in the parish of Whalley, union of Haslingden, Higher division of the hundred of Blackburn, N. division of the county of Lancaster; containing 2464 inhabitants. It comprises 948 acres, extends to the banks of the Irwell, and includes part of the thriving village of Rawtenstall: the farms, which are small, are chiefly copyhold. The inhabitants are principally employed in the cotton and woollen mills in the neighbourhood. The Unitarians have a place of worship, originally built for an Independent congregation. Lower Booths, like the preceding township, is in the district of Rossendale.