Newchurch in Pendle, Lancashire Family History Guide

Newchurch in Pendle is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Lancashire, created in 1723 from chapelry in Whalley Ancient Parish.

Other places in the parish include: Old Laund Booth, Goldshaw Booth, Roughlee Booth, and Barley with Wheatley Booth.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin: 1721

Nonconformists include: Baptist, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Inghamite, Methodist, Primitive Methodist, Scotch Baptist, and Wesleyan Methodist.

Parishes adjacent to Newchurch in Pendle

Historical Descriptions

Newchurch in Pendle

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

NEWCHURCH-IN-PENDLE, a chapelry in Whalley parish, Lancashire; averagely 3 miles NW of Marsden r.station, and 6 NW of Burnley. It contains the townships of Goldshaw-Booth, Roughlee-Booth, Old-Laund-Booth, and Barley-with-Wheatley-Booth; and its post town is Burnley. Acres, 5,080. Rated property, £5,012. Pop. in 1851, 2,328; in 1861, 1,738. Houses, 372. The property is much subdivided. The manors belong to the Duke of Buccleuch. The cotton manufacture is largely carried on. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Manchester. Value, £175. Patrons, Hulme's Trustees. The church is in the early English style; was built in 1544; and consists of nave and chancel, with a tower. There are three Methodist chapels and a parochial school.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].

Goldshaw Booth

Leonard's Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Goldshaw-Booth, 3 m. E. Haslingden. P. 748

Source: Leonard's Gazetteer of England and Wales; Second Edition; C. W. Leonard, London; 1850.


  • County: Lancashire
  • Civil Registration District: Burnley
  • Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Chester (Episcopal Consistory)
  • Diocese: Manchester
  • Rural Deanery: Whalley
  • Poor Law Union: Clitheroe
  • Hundred: Blackburn
  • Province: York