is a delightful little hamlet set alongside the gentle stream of Pendle Water, near
Barley. It housed the first school in Pendle, opened in
1852. There used to be a small spinning mill at Roughlee which had the usual mill
reservoir. This reservoir was a local attraction for many years, after the mill closed -
it was used as a boating lake and for swimming in the summer months. Roughlee also
had a chapel in which John Wesley preached, but this has long since gone.
It was once common belief that the famous Pendle
Witch, Alice Nutter, once lived here - this is no longer believed to be true.