Lever, Great, a township in the parish of Middleton, hundred of Salford, 2 miles S. from Great Bolton. Inhabitants 631. This township is a strangely insulated part of the parish of Middleton, from which town it is ten miles distant.
Raikes, a hamlet in the township of Great
Lever, parish of Middleton, hundred of Salford, 1½ mile S. from Bolton.
(3) The New Lancashire Gazetteer or Topographical Dictionary 1830