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PENDLETON, a township, in the parish of Whalley, union and parliamentary borough of Clitheroe, Higher division of the hundred of Blackburn, N. division of Lancashire, 2¼ miles (S. S. E.) from Clitheroe; containing, with the hamlet of Sabden, 1469 inhabitants. "Peniltune" is found in the Domesday survey, from which it appears that Edward the Confessor held half a hide of land here. At the Conquest it passed to the Lacys, from whom it was inherited by the house of Lancaster. Henry, "the Good Duke," gave some possessions here to the monks of Whalley, to support two recluses and their women servants in a hermitage. The Clyderows had lands in Pendleton; and in the 10th of Henry V., Sir Henry Hoghton is recorded to have levied a fine on the manor, having married the daughter of Richard Radcliffe, who inherited from the Clyderows. Charles Aspinall, with whose family the Hoghtons intermarried in the reign of Elizabeth, died seised of lands in Pendleton, 17th Charles I. The township is large, stretching along Pendle Hill, which rises 1803 feet above the level of the sea and commands a most extensive prospect: in a deep dale is the thriving village of Sabden. About 1000 of the population are employed in calico-printing. The Clitheroe and Blackburn road passes through the township. A church, a chaste and beautiful structure in the pointed style, built at the sole expense of Mrs. Blegborough, late Miss Aspinall, was consecrated in 1847; it stands at the upper end of the village of Pendleton, and attracts deserved admiration for the elegance of its architecture. There are places of worship for Baptists and Presbyterians, the latter an ancient building; and a national school, endowed with £12 per annum.
From: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis (1848), pp. 545-549. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=51208 Date accessed: 21 October 2010.
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