In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Broughton like this:
BROUGHTON, a village and a parish in Glanford-Brigg district, Lincoln. The village stands on Ermine-street, probably on the site of a Roman station, near the river Ancholme, and the Grimsby railway, 3 miles NW of Glanford-Brigg; and has a post office under Brigg. The parish includes also the township of Castlethorpe, and the hamlets of Manby and Gokewell. ...
Acres, 6,918. Real property, £10,320. Pop., 1,280. Houses, 285. The property is much subdivided. A nunnery was founded here, in 1185, by William de Alta Ripa. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Lincoln. Value, £824.* Patron, Joseph Dent, Esq. A new church was built in 1868; and there are two Methodist chapels and a national school.
Broughton is now part of North Lincolnshire district. Click here for graphs and data of how North Lincolnshire has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Broughton itself, go to Units and Statistics.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Broughton in North Lincolnshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 30th April 2017
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