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Blakey

Post by yungfil » 05 Dec 2018, 10:42

Hi All,
I'm struggling to determine the extent of the ancient 14c area of Blakey to the west of Colne - anyone got any clues? I was originally assuming the area extended from Wanless (ie Blakey Hall Farm) westward to Pendle Water (at Higherford).

A deed from 1340 gives the area as 'the bounds of this property began at Wanless Brook and going round Brownhill to Hallholme Bank, went back to the Wanless' in 1322 its given as adjacent to Roughlee, whilst in 1324 it comes under the Extent of the Manor of Colne - making it a much larger area than previously envisaged. I know it included Parkhulley (Parkhill). I did wonder if Hallholme bank has now become Hollin.

My current thinking is that the area described could be all the way from Wanless to Roughlee, bounded on the south by Colne Water and to the north encompassing Blacko.

Anyone any suggestions?

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Re: Blakey

Post by Wendyf » 05 Dec 2018, 12:58

Welcome to the site Yungfil, beyond my paygrade I'm afraid.

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Re: Blakey

Post by PanBiker » 05 Dec 2018, 15:05

Not sure whether John Claytons series of books might cover what you are researching.

Pendle Books - Barrowford Press
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Re: Blakey

Post by yungfil » 05 Dec 2018, 15:14

Hi Ian,

Thanks for the response. I have John's books but I cannot find anything specific regarding this.

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Re: Blakey

Post by Stanley » 06 Dec 2018, 03:49

Welcome to the site. A good bet would be to pop a query on John Clayton's website. (http://www.barrowfordpress.co.uk/)
The other thing that springs to mind is Bennett's 3 volume history of Burnley. I had a shufti but unfortunately it has no index.
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Re: Blakey

Post by yungfil » 06 Dec 2018, 09:35

Hi Stanley,

Thanks for the post. I've tried both these sources with no luck. I'm slowly coming to the conclusion that Blakey was a forunner or perhaps an alternative name for Blacko - Warner agrees with this in his History of Barnoldswick. I've got JAC's Admergill book on order - that may give me some more info.

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Re: Blakey

Post by Stanley » 07 Dec 2018, 04:17

I think you may be right, good luck with the search!
In six months in some entirely unrelated matter you'll trip over the answer in the long grass......
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