Roughlee is a village and civil parish in Pendle, Lancashire. It is close to Nelson, Barrowford and Blacko. The village lies at the foot of Pendle Hill, which is well known for the Pendle Witches and includes the hamlet of Crowtrees.
ROUGH-LEE-BOOTH, a township in Whalley parish, Lancashire; at the E end of Pendle forest, 3½ miles W of Colne r. station, and 6 N W of Burnley. Acres, 1,320. Real property, £2,287. Pop. in 1851, 719; in 1861, 424. Houses, 99. The decrease of pop. was caused by the removal of hand-loom weavers. The manor belongs to the Duke of Buccleuch. There are a cotton factory and a Wesleyan chapel.
John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72)