Barley, with Whitley-Booths
BARLEY, with Whitley-Booths, a township, in the parish of Whalley, union of Burnley, Higher division of the hundred of Blackburn, N. division of the county of Lancaster, 5 miles (W. by N.) from Colne; containing 686 inhabitants. These are two adjoining villages at the foot of Pendle hill; Whitley-Booths is north of Barley, and distant from it about half a mile. The area of the township is 1564 acres. In this part the general patois of the county becomes almost peculiar, being more rugged. An annual wake is held on Midsummer-day.