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.

Transcribed from A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, 7th edition, published in 1848.

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