BARROWFORD & BLACKO ~ Formerly part of the Chapelry of Colne

INDEX TO BARROWFORD & BLACKO CHURCHES, CHAPELS & BURIAL GROUNDS

Bookmark Establishment and Location
 Church of England
 BAR.CE.01 St.Thomas, Church Street and Wheatley Lane Road (Lowerford)
 Roman Catholic
 BAR.RC.01 St.Peter & St.Paul, Gisburn Road (Higherford)
 BAR.RC.02 All Souls, RC Cemetery, Wheatley Lane Road
 Nonconformist
 BAR.Con.01 Congregational Chapel, Pasture Lane / Gisburn Road / Ingham Street
 BAR.IM.01 Barrowford Booth Chapel, Spouthouses / Browbottom (Blacko)
 BAR.IM.02 Independent Chapel, Pasture Lane
 BAR.PM.01 Zion, Church Street
 BAR.PM.02 Chapel / School, Maud Street (Newbridge)
 BAR.Spi.01 Spiritualist Church, Back Lee Street (Newbridge)
 BAR.WM.01 Wesleyan Chapel / Higherford Methodist, Gisburn Road
 BAR.WM.02 Ebenezer, Gisburn Road (Blacko)
 All Denominations
 BAR.PC.01 Public Cemetery, near The Heritage Centre, Colne Road
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For the history of Barrowford see -
  'Annals and Stories of Barrowford' by Jesse Blakey (1929) (1993)
  'Old Barrowford' by John Bentley (1985) .. copies of old photographs
  'Barrowford in Old Picture Postcards' by Peter Wightman
  'A Barrowford Bibliography' by T Bowdin (1980)
  'Blacko Village Appraisal'

Town / Index no :  Barrowford - BAR.CE.01
Map references :  a - OS SD 856394
b - OS SD 855394
Name :  St.Thomas
Denomination :  Church of England
Address :  a - Church Street, Barrowford (Lowerford)
b - Wheatley Lane Road, Barrowford (Lowerford)
Vicarage :  St.Thomas Vicarage, Wheatley Lane Road, Barrowford, Nelson  BB9 6QS
 
Parish Registers at Lancashire Archives, listed in LANCAT online catalogue
  C 1840-1984, M 1844-1985, B 1839-1967
Local Sources for Copies of Parish Registers in various forms
  C 1840-1900, M 1844-1900, B 1839-1900, at Burnley & Nelson Libraries
  C 1840-1900, M 1844-1900, on IGI for Lancashire
Graveyard
  At the site of the Old Church, now closed .. map reference OS SD 856394
Memorial Inscriptions
  Transcribed in ? - 390 headstones
Local Copies of Memorial Inscriptions
  Colne & Nelson Libraries
Brief History
  1839 Church built with a burial ground (formerly part of the parish of Colne - see (COL.CE.03))
  1964 Church burnt down 
  1970 New church built a short distance away from the ruins of the old church
  see 'Parish Church of St.Thomas, Barrowford - Centenary 1841-1941' by A Marjorie Hill
  see 'Annals & Stories of Barrowford' by Jesse Blakey (1929)
  and also Nelson Library Newspaper Index 
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Town / Index no :  Barrowford - BAR.RC.01
Map references :  OS SD 863401
Name :  St.Peter & St.Paul .. now part of the Integrated Parish of the Good Shepherd including Holy Saviour, Nelson (NEL.RC.01) and Sacred Heart, Colne (COL.RC.01)
Denomination :  Roman Catholic
Address :  Gisburn Road, Barrowford (Higherford)
Presbytery :  Sacred Heart Presbytery, Queen Street, Colne
 
Parish Registers at Lancashire Archives, listed in LANCAT online catalogue
  C 1902-1941, M 1917-1941
  C 1947-1962, M 1947-1951, 1961
Local Sources for Copies of Parish Registers
  C 1902-1941, M 1917-1941, at Burnley Library
Graveyard
  Not at the Church, but refer to All Souls RC Cemetery (BAR.RC.02)
Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Local Copies of Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Brief History
  1893 Outside services held opposite the 'White Bear Inn'
  1894 Services held in a room over a stable in Gisburn Road
  1897 Memorial stone laid - see Nelson Library Newspaper Index
  see 'SS Peter and Paul's Church, Barrowford - Golden jubilee of the opening of the Church 1897-1947' .. a history of the church
  see also Nelson Library Newspaper Index
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Town / Index no :  Barrowford - BAR.RC.02
Map references :  OS SD 845390
Name :  All Souls, Catholic Cemetery
Denomination :  Roman Catholic
Address :  Wheatley Lane Road, Barrowford, Lancs.
 
Parish Registers at Lancashire Archives, listed in LANCAT online catalogue
  none     + MIs
Local Sources for Copies of Parish Registers
  Register kept at Ss Peter & Paul Presbytery, 3 Barleydale Road, Barrowford, Nelson  BB9 6AD
Graveyard
  Currently in use
Memorial Inscriptions
  Transcribed in 1981 - approximately 338 headstones
Local Copies of Memorial Inscriptions
  Colne and Nelson Libraries
Brief History
  1900 Opened on December 1st
  see 'Annals and Stories of Barrowford' by Jesse Blakey (1929)
  see also Nelson Library Newspaper Index (1906 report)
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Town / Index no :  Barrowford - BAR.Con.01
Map references :  a - 
b - OS SD 859396
c - OS SD 857395
Name :  Congregational Chapel
Denomination :  Congregational
Address :  a - Pasture Lane, Barrowford
b - Gisburn Road, Barrowford
c - Ingham Street, Barrowford
 
Parish Registers at Lancashire Archives, listed in LANCAT online catalogue
  C 1861-1917, M 1871-1916
  C 1929-1974
Local Sources for Copies of Parish Registers
  -
Graveyard
  none
Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Local Copies of Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Brief History
  1810 Open air preaching at The Fold, Higherford then at Crowtrees, home of Mrs. Grimshaw
  1846 Church formed at the Temperance Hall, Pasture Lane
  1851 Religious Census = "Independent Chapel" erected 1845, entire building and Sunday School
  1860 First church erected on Gisburn Road between Pasture Lane and Halstead Lane. This building was later used as the Council School 
  1880 New church built on Ingham Street
     ?   Closed 
  1976 Demolished
  see Nelson Library Newspaper Index
  see 'Lancashire Non-Conformity' by Nightingale (1891)
  see 'Congregationalism in Barrowford - A brief historical sketch .. written in connection with the centenary celebrations to be held, October 1946' by T A Nicholson
  also Burnley Gazette - 16.July.1881, page 6, col.2 - History of Congregationalism in Barrowford
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Town / Index no :  Barrowford - BAR.IM.01
Map references :   -
Name :  Barrowford Booth Independent Methodist Chapel
Denomination :  Independent Methodist
Address :  a - Spouthouses, Barrowford (Blacko)
b - Browbottom, Blacko
 
Parish Registers at Lancashire Archives, listed in LANCAT online catalogue
  none
Local Sources for Copies of Parish Registers
  -
Graveyard
  none
Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Local Copies of Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Brief History
     ?   Meetings in barn at Spouthouses, Blacko and then in a cottage at Browbottom
  1851 Religious Census = (no name) in Barrowford Booth. Independent erected 5.June.1836 entire building used as chapel, 120 seats. Sunday School held, branch of Independents Barrowford (Postal address = John Grimshaw, Spouthouses)
  see Nelson Library Newspaper Index
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Town / Index no :  Barrowford - BAR.IM.02
Map references :   
Name :  Independent Methodist Chapel
Denomination :  Independent Methodist
Address :  Pasture Lane, Barrowford, Lancs.
 
Parish Registers at Lancashire Archives, listed in LANCAT online catalogue
  none
Local Sources for Copies of Parish Registers
  none
Graveyard
  none
Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Local Copies of Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Brief History
  1849 Began when some members at Blacko Wesleyans (BAR.WM.02) were expelled and they were joined by some members of the Wesleyan Church in Barrowford (BAR.WM.01)
  1875 Members found the chapel at Blacko too far away and so opened a Mission Room in the Temperance Hall on Pasture Lane
  1880 A new chapel opened higher up Pasture Lane
     ?   Closed
     ?   Demolished & bungalows built on the site. The Date Stone "Independent Methodist Chapel 1880" is now in the grounds of Ebenezer Chapel, Gisburn Road, Blacko (BAR.WM.02)
  see Nelson Library Newspaper Index
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Town / Index no :  Barrowford - BAR.PM.01
Map references :  a - OS SD 858395
b - OS SD 858395
c - OS SD 858395
Name :  Zion
Denomination :  Primitive Methodist
Address :  a - Over house of John Veevers
b - 38-40 Church Street, Barrowford, Lancs.
c - Church Street, Barrowford
 
Parish Registers at Lancashire Archives, listed in LANCAT online catalogue
            M 1903-1958
Local Sources for Copies of Parish Registers
  C 1873-1955, at Nelson Library
 (1822 Silsden Branch of Hull Circuit, 1823-1828 Clitheroe Circuit, 1829-1862 Burnley Circuit, 1861-1875 Colne Branch and Circuit, 1875- Barrowford Circuit) 
Graveyard
  none
Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Local Copies of Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Brief History
  1821 Barrowford appears on a weekend plan of the Circuit for the first time
  1823 Appears on weekend plan for 1st time
  1824 Services at John Clark's cottage near the White Bear Inn
  1834 Room used over house of John Veevers at the top of Little Hill, Church Street
  1836 Chapel built on Bank Style, Church Street .. now a private house
  1851 Religious Census = Primitive Methodist Chapel Bank Stile, erected 1836
  1861 Meetings also held at Blacko
  1871 Foundation stone laid across the road for new chapel (building gave way & had to be rebuilt)
  1873 Old Chapel sold
     ?   Chapel Closed & sold, now used for furniture retail
  see 'Primitive Methodism in Pendle Forest, Records and Reminiscences of the Barrowford Circuit, 1823-1923'
  see also Nelson Library Newspaper Index
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Town / Index no :  Barrowford - BAR.PM.02
Map references :  OS SD 857390
Name :  Newbridge Chapel / School
Denomination :  Primitive Methodist
Address :  Maud Street, Barrowford (Newbridge)
 
Parish Registers at Lancashire Archives, listed in LANCAT online catalogue
  none
Local Sources for Copies of Parish Registers
  -
Graveyard
  none
Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Local Copies of Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Brief History
  1888 Branch from Church Street Chapel (BAR.PM.01) formed in Co-op Store's Reading Room
  1892 Memorial stone laid for new chapel (see Nelson Library Newspaper Index)
  1904 Two vestries added to building
  1946 Closed. Land & Methodist Chapel (formerly Primitive Methodist) sold to St.John's Ambulance Brigade
  1976 Building bought by Barrowford Urban District Council - Now the Civic Hall
  see Nelson Library Newspaper index
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Town / Index no :  Barrowford - BAR.Spi.01
Map references :  OS SD 857390
Name :  Spiritualist Church
Denomination :  Spiritualist
Address :  Back Lee Street, Barrowford
 
Parish Registers at Lancashire Archives, listed in LANCAT online catalogue
  none
Local Sources for Copies of Parish Registers
  -
Graveyard
  none
Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Local Copies of Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Brief History
  1922 In Barrowford
  1963 Still on map of Barrowford
  1993 Gone
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Town / Index no :  Barrowford - BAR.WM.01
Map references :  OS SD 862398
Name :  a - Wesleyan Methodist Chapel
b - Higherford Methodist Church
Denomination :  Wesleyan Methodist .. now Methodist
Address :  Gisburn Road, Barrowford (Higherford)
 
Parish Registers at Lancashire Archives, listed in LANCAT online catalogue
  C 1821-1837
Local Sources for Copies of Parish Registers
  "Wesleyan Baptisms 1788-1837" .. includes Barrowford Church, at Colne Library
  C 1821-1837 at Nelson Library
  C 1821-1837 on IGI for Lancashire
Public Record Office London
  RG 4 / 1199, Births / Baptisms 1818-1837
Graveyard
  Opened in 1834
  Now cleared, some headstones are laid flat behind the wall near the main road. Two obelisks are still standing
  Burial ground closed
Memorial Inscriptions
  Transcribed - 13 headstones
Local Copies of Memorial Inscriptions
  Colne and Nelson Libraries
Brief History
  1779 A Methodist Society was in Barrowford
  1800 First Chapel built, opened the following year - the only place of worship in the village
  1813 Enlarged
  1834 Plaque on the wall states .. "Wesleyan Methodist Sunday School built by subscription 1834", now a private house by the river called River House - see below
  1851 Religious Census = building erected before 1800 used only as a chapel
  1860 Enlarged
  1879 Enlarged further
  1890 Opening of new (second chapel) built next to the "Old Chapel", which became the Sunday School
  1959 The 160 year old chapel demolished
  1962 Tower on new chapel declared unsafe
  1972 The Old Sunday School, by the river, made into private house - 'River House, 144A Gisburn Road .. see plaque on wall
  1990 The second chapel pulled down and a third chapel built on the site. The second chapel was rebuilt in Hachioji, Japan and renamed the Grand Victoria Chapel. It is currently used there as a wedding venue
  see Nelson Library Newspaper Index
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Town / Index no :  Barrowford - BAR.WM.02
Map references :  OS SD 859417
Name :  a - Ebenezer Chapel
b - Blacko Independent Methodist
Denomination :  a - Wesleyan Methodist
b - Independent Methodist
Address :  Gisburn Road, Blacko, Barrowford .. near junction with Beverley Road, Blacko
 
Parish Registers at Lancashire Archives, listed in LANCAT online catalogue
  C 1820-1837 .. included in Barrowford, Higherford - WM
Local Sources for Copies of Parish Registers
  "Wesleyan Baptisms 1788-1837" .. includes Blacko from 1821, at Colne and Nelson Libraries
Public Record Office London
  RG 4 / 1199, Births / Baptisms 1818-1837
Graveyard
  none
Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Local Copies of Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Brief History
  1851 Religious Census = Preachers Room with 100 seats
  1867 Date stone on new chapel
  1868 Chapel opened
  see Nelson Library Newspaper Index
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Town / Index no :  Barrowford - BAR.PC.01
Map references :  OS SD 860395
Name :  Public Cemetery
Denomination :    -
Address :  off Colne Road, Barrowford .. end of the lane from the Heritage Centre (Park Hill) to the top of the park
Contact : 

Parks and Recreation Services, Fleet Street Depot, Fleet Street, Nelson  BB9 7YQ

Telephone :  01282 661593 / 661586 .. Fax:01282 661610 .. Email:cemeteries@pendle.gov.uk
 
Parish Registers at Lancashire Archives, listed in LANCAT online catalogue
  none
Local Sources for Copies of Parish Registers
  none
Graveyard
  Currently in use
Memorial Inscriptions
  - 
Local Copies of Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Brief History
  1930 Opened on 26.Dec.1930
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