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BOOTH, OLD LAUND, a township, in the chapelry of Newchurch-in-Pendle, parish of Whalley, union of Burnley, Higher division of the hundred of Blackburn, N. division of the county of Lancaster, 3 miles (N.) from Burnley; containing 481 inhabitants. It lies on the north-east side of Pendle forest, and consists of 246 acres, with scattered houses amidst tolerably wooded pastures. Old Laund Hall is a very ancient stronglybuilt fabric; it was some time since purchased by Mr. Greenwood, of Palace House, from the lords of Clitheroe. A church dedicated to St. Anne was built at Fence, in Old Laund, in 1837, and endowed by the late Mrs. Holden, of Palace House: the living is a perpetual curacy, in the patronage of the Holden family. There is a national school.
From: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis (1848), pp. 302-305. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=50812 Date accessed: 20 July 2010.
Fence lies in the civil parish of Old Laund Booth, which was in the Hundred of Blackburn. Up until Late medieval times it lay in the Forest of Pendle, i.e. in the hunting preserve of the King. The name of the village is derived from the fact that an enclosure was erected in the area within which the King's deer were kept. This became known as the "Fence" and the community that built up around it over time took the name. In 1507 Henry VII "surrendered [the parcel called the Fence] to the use of the tenants of Higham, West Close and Goldshaw Booth, to be held by them and their heirs for ever". First mention of Fence is in a document of 1402 as 'Fens in Penhill'.
Being near Pendle Hill, Fence has a long shared history with other Pendleside villages and the Pendle Witches.
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