PENDLE   FOREST  ~ Includes Barley Booth, Fence-in-Pendle, Filly Close, Goldshaw Booth, Newchurch-in-Pendle, New Laund Booth, Old Laund Booth, Reedley Hallows, Roughlee Booth, Wheatley Booth & Wheatley Carr Booth

INDEX TO PENDLE FOREST CHURCHES, CHAPELS & BURIAL GROUNDS

Bookmark Establishment and Location
 Church of England
 PEN.CE.01 St.Anne, Wheatley Lane Road, Fence-in-Pendle (Fencegate)
 PEN.CE.02 St.Mary, Newchurch-in-Pendle (Goldshaw Booth)
 Roman Catholic
 PEN.RC.01 Our Lady & English Martyrs, Red Syke, Wheatley Lane (Old Laund Booth)
 Nonconformist
 PEN.Bap.01 Baptist Chapel, Wheatley Lane Village  (Old Laund Booth)
 PEN.BM.01 Benevolent Methodist Preaching Room, Wheatley Lane (Old Laund Booth)
 PEN.Ing.01 Wheatley Inghamite Chapel, Wheatley Lane Road (Wheatley Carr Booth)
 PEN.PM.01 Barley (Primitive) Methodist, Barley Village (Barley Booth)
 PEN.PM.02 Primitive Methodist Preaching Room (Old Laund Booth)
 PEN.WM.01 Barley Green Wesleyan Chapel, Barley Village (Barley Booth)
 PEN.WM.02 Roughlee Chapel, Crowtrees, Roughlee (Roughlee Booth)
 PEN.WM.03 Wheatley Lane Wesleyan Chapel, Wheatley Lane Road (Old Laund Booth)
 PEN.WM.04 Sabden Hall Chapel, Sabden Fold, Newchurch-in-Pendle (Goldshaw Booth)
 PEN.WM.05 Preaching Room, Pendle Bottoms (Reedley Hallows)
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For the history of Pendle Forest see -
  

Town / Index no :  Pendle Forest - PEN.CE.01
Map references :  OS SD 825372
Name :  St.Anne
(1984 United Benefice with St.Mary, Newchurch-in-Pendle)
(2002 United with St.John, Higham) 
Denomination :  Church of England
Address :  Wheatley Lane Road, Fence-in-Pendle (Fencegate)
 
Parish Registers at Lancashire Archives, listed in LANCAT online catalogue
  C 1837-1983, M 1838-1981, B 1837-1899       + MIs
Local Sources for Copies of Parish Registers
  C 1837-1900, M 1838-1900, B 1837-1899, Banns 1888-1900, at Burnley & Nelson Libraries
Graveyard
  Small, area behind the church still in use. Some recent burials
  Grass cut, Garden of Remembrance for Ashes
Memorial Inscriptions
  Transcribed in 1981 - 110 headstones
Local Copies of Memorial Inscriptions
  Burnley, Colne and Nelson Libraries
Brief History
  1837 Church built
  1984 Parish united with St Mary, Newchurch-in-Pendle (PEN.CE.02)
  2002 Parish united with St.John, Higham (HIG.CE.01)
          St.Mary (PEN.CE.02) now united with St.Thomas, Barrowford (BAR.CE.01)
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Town / Index no :  Pendle Forest - PEN.CE.02
Map references :  OS SD 823394
Name :  St.Mary (United with St.Thomas, Barrowford)
Denomination :  Church of England
Address :  Newchurch-in-Pendle (Goldshaw Booth)
 
Parish Registers at Lancashire Archives, listed in LANCAT online catalogue
  C 1721-1927, M 1721-1935, B 1721-1856       + MIs
 (The original registers before 1721 were lost in the early 1900s after they were indexed
  The Bishop's Transcripts start 1599 but many years are missing)
Local Sources for Copies of Parish Registers, in various forms - dates covered
  C 1721-1900, M 1721-1856, B 1721-1900, Banns at Nelson Library
  Index to earlier registers, Name & year only, at Nelson Library
  C 1721-1900, M 1721-1900, B 1721-1856, Banns 1788-1900, at Burnley Library
  C 1721-1799, M 1746-1813, B 1721-1799, 'Laycock' transcript at Burnley Library
                      M 1813-1837 Index, at Colne & Nelson Libraries
  C 1720-1798, 1834-1836, M 1835-1836 on IGI for Lancashire
Graveyard
  Medium size. Grass cut. Still in use. Some recent burials
Memorial Inscriptions
  Transcribed in 1982 - 401 headstones dated 1651-1980
Local Copies of Memorial Inscriptions
  Burnley, Colne and Nelson Libraries
  Parish - includes Barley with Wheatley Booth, Wheatley Carr Booth, Old Laund Booth, Goldshaw Booth & Roughlee Booth
Brief History
  1250 In existence - in the parish of the Chapel of St.Michael in Clitheroe Castle
  1365 Brought into the parish of Whalley
  1544 New church built (?not on original site)
  1740 New church built (except for the tower)
  1850 Church restored
  1851 Religious Census = Consecrated 1653
  1902 Church restored
  1984 Parish combined with St.Anne, Fence-in-Pendle (PEN.CE.01)
  2002 Now combined with St.Thomas, Barrowford (BAR.CE.01)
  see 'A sketch of the history of the parish of Newchurch-in-Pendle' by J S B Wallis (1945)
  also 'In Pendle's Shadow - The Newchurch Story' by John Hope
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Town / Index no :  Pendle Forest - PEN.RC.01
Map references :  OS SD 835381
Name :  Our Lady & English Martyrs
Denomination :  Roman Catholic
Address :  Red Syke, Wheatley Lane Road, Fence .. near Tunstill Fold (Old Laund Booth)
 
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
  1900 A small chapel founded about this time on Barrowford Road in the village of Wheatley Lane near to Tunstill Fold. The Chapel was served from St.Joseph's Church, Nelson (NEL.RC.03)
     ?   Closed
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Town / Index no :  Pendle Forest - PEN.Bap.01
Map references :  Shown on map of 1848
Name :  Baptist Chapel
Denomination :  Baptist (Scottish)
Address :  Walton Row, Wheatley Lane Village (Old Laund Booth)
 
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
  1836 Founded ?
  1848 Shown on map of 1848
  1851 Religious Census = erected 1836
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Town / Index no :  Pendle Forest - PEN.BM.01
Map references :   
Name :  Benevolent Methodist Preaching Room
Denomination :  Benevolent Methodist
Address :  Wheatley Lane Village (Old Laund Booth)
 
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
  1841 Founded?
  1851 Religious Census = 1841, a chamber with steps outside and a
   dwelling house underneath made into a school & preaching room (60 seats)
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Town / Index no :  Pendle Forest - PEN.Ing.01
Map references :  OS SD 839384
Name :  Wheatley Inghamite Chapel
Denomination :  Inghamite
Address :  Wheatley Lane Road, Fence-in-Pendle (Wheatley Carr Booth)
(now part of The Parish of Old Laund Booth)
 
Parish Registers at Lancashire Archives, listed in LANCAT online catalogue
MIs, see Fence, Wheatley Lane
Local Sources for Copies of Parish Registers
  C 1751-1866,             B 1751-1837, 'Laycock' transcript at Burnley Library
  C 1751-1866 on IGI for Lancashire
Graveyard
  Large - about 24,000 burials to date
  Non-conformists from Burnley, Brierfield & Nelson were buried here. The old part of the burial ground is overgrown in summer
  Still in use, also an area for memorials of cremations
Memorial Inscriptions
  Part of the graveyard was transcribed in 1980 - 446 headstones
Local Copies of Memorial Inscriptions
  Colne & Nelson Libraries
Brief History
  1749 Start of building of Chapel
  1851 Religious Census = Chapel built 1750
  1856 No marriages before this date (Wheatley Carr Booth was in the Castle parish of 
   Clitheroe and marriages should have taken place at St.Mary Magdalene in Clitheroe before 1856). 
   The original marriage register 1856-1943 is missing
  1896 Chapel enlarged
  see ' Inghamite church history: collected from the memoirs and journals of the Rev.Mr.Benjamin Ingham ...'
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Town / Index no :  Pendle Forest - PEN.PM.01
Map references :  a - OS SD 821406
b - OS SD 822406
Name :  a - Primitive Methodist Chapel ("Ranters")
b - Barley Methodist Church
Denomination :  Primitive Methodist
Address :  Barley Village (Barley Booth)
 
Parish Registers at Lancashire Archives, listed in LANCAT online catalogue
  none
Local Sources for Copies of Parish Registers
  C 1854-1969 at Nelson Library
Graveyard
  none
Memorial Inscriptions
  Memorial inscriptions on 'corner' stones
Local Copies of Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Brief History
  1822 Started by a group who broke away from the Wesleyan Chapel (PEN.WM.01) in the village and built their own chapel - between a stream and the road leading out of the village towards Downham. (Now a private house, which may be seen from the public footpath on the other side of the stream)
  1838 Chapel enlarged
  1851 Religious Census = in Burnley Circuit
  1868 Chapel enlarged again
  1910 New chapel built on a different site (see Nelson Library Newspaper Index)
  see also 'Primitive Methodism in Pendle Forest: records and reminiscences of the Barrowford Circuit, 1823-1923'
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Town / Index no :  Pendle Forest - PEN.PM.02
Map references :   
Name :  Primitive Methodist Preaching Room
Denomination :  Primitive Methodist
Address :  Wheatley Lane Village (Old Laund Booth)
 
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
  1831 Founded
  1851 Religious Census = Chamber with an outer door (80 seats), used as a preaching room since 1831
  Postal Address - Carr Head
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Town / Index no :  Pendle Forest - PEN.WM.01
Map references :  OS SD 823403
Name :  Barley Green Wesleyan Chapel
Denomination :  Wesleyan Methodist
Address :  Barley Green, Barley Village (Barley Booth)
 
Parish Registers at Lancashire Archives, listed in LANCAT online catalogue
  C1821-1837 included in Barrowford, Higherford, Wesleyan Methodist
Local Sources for Copies of Parish Registers
  C 1821-1837 included in Barrowford / Higherford WM, at Nelson Library
  C 1821-1837 included in 'Wesleyan Baptisms 1788-1837', at Colne Library
  C 1821-1837 on IGI for Lancashire
Graveyard
  none
Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Local Copies of Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Brief History
  1803 Services held at Barley Green
  1837 First chapel built near Barley Green House
  1851 Religious Census = building erected in 1832? In Colne Circuit
  1884 Chapel rebuilt on the same site
  1939 Chapel closed. Building became the Village Hall
  see 'In Pendle's Shadow' by John Hope
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Town / Index no :  Pendle Forest - PEN.WM.02    
Map references :  OS SD 840400
Name :  Roughlee Chapel
Denomination :  Wesleyan Methodist
Address :  Crowtrees (Roughlee Booth), Roughlee
 
Parish Registers at Lancashire Archives, listed in LANCAT online catalogue
  C 1820-1935 included in BARROWFORD - Higherford Wesleyan Methodist
Local Sources for Copies of Parish Registers
  C 1866-1892, 1903-1958       B see below * at Colne Library
  C 1820-1935 at Nelson Library
  C 1820-1837 in IGI for Lancashire
Graveyard
  Behind a row of cottages near the waterfall, two headstones remaining in the garden of the cottages
  24 burials - 1824-1891
Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Local Copies of Memorial Inscriptions
  * Names and Dates of internments 1824-1891, in an application to clear the burial ground are included in a volume of MIs at Colne Library
Brief History
  1744 William Darney, a friend of John Wesley, preached at Roughlee
1823 Building of chapel at Roughlee
  1851 Religious Census = erected 1823 in Colne Circuit
  see Burnley Library Newspaper Index - 2 reports
  and also 'In Pendle's Shadow' by John Hope
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Town / Index no :  Pendle Forest - PEN.WM.03
Map references :  OS SD 831376
Name :  Wheatley Lane Wesleyan Chapel
Denomination :  Wesleyan Methodist
Address :  Wheatley Lane Road, Fence-in-Pendle, Wheatley Lane Village (Old Laund Booth)
 
Parish Registers at Lancashire Archives, listed in LANCAT online catalogue
  C 1823-1837           B 1825-1837     + MIs, see Fence, Wheatley Lane WM
Public Record Office, London
  RG 4/1170 Births / Christenings 1823-1837
Local Sources for Copies of Parish Registers
  C 1823-1837 on IGI for Lancashire
Graveyard
  Small and kept tidy. ? Burial in existing grave 1987
Memorial Inscriptions
  Transcribed in 1980 - 111 headstones, one large stone against the front wall of chapel.
Local Copies of Memorial Inscriptions
  Burnley, Colne & Nelson Libraries
Brief History
  1807 Class formed at New Laund - died out
  1814 Class at Laund
  1824 Small chapel built
  1851 Religious Census = in Burnley circuit
  1859 School built by subscription
  1867 Present chapel built
  1999 Repaired - money being raised also for the "Shekinah" Christian Centre, Newchurch
  see 'Wheatley Lane Methodist Church 150th anniversary flower festival brochure, Aug.1974' by Wheatley Lane Methodist Chapel, Old Laund Booth .. Includes a history of the church
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Town / Index no :  Pendle Forest - PEN.WM.04
Map references :   
Name :  Sabden Hall Chapel
Denomination :  Wesleyan Methodist
Address :  Sabden Hall, Sabden Fold (Goldshaw Booth)
 
Parish Registers at Lancashire Archives, listed in LANCAT online catalogue
  none  (Burnley - Hargreaves Street includes Wesleyan Circuit records)
Local Sources for Copies of Parish Registers
  see (BUR.WM.06) and (BUR.M.04)
Graveyard
  none
Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Local Copies of Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Brief History
  1851 Religious Census = Building erected 1830, a building for chapel & school. In Burnley Circuit
     ?   Closed
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Town / Index no :  Pendle Forest - PEN.WM.05
Map references :  OS SD 836354
Name :  Pendle Bottoms Preaching Room & School
Denomination :  Wesleyan Methodist
Address :  Pendle Bottoms (Reedley Hallows)
 
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
     ?   Started
  1865 To be closed, no longer required following the opening of new chapels at Duke Bar & Brierfield
  see Burnley Gazette, 9.Sept.1865, page 2, col.7
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LFHHS Pendle & Burnley Branch 2002