In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Broughton like this:
BROUGHTON, a parish in Kettering district, Northampton; on an affluent of the river Nen, near the Leicester and Bedford railway, 3 miles SW of Kettering. It has a post office under Wellingborough. Acres, 2,560. Real property, 3,791. Pop., 738. Houses, 175. Most of the property is divided among three. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Peterborough. Value, £394.* Patron, the Duke of Buccleuch. The church is partly Norman, and was restored in 1854. There are a Methodist chapel, a national school, and charities £13. R. Botton, the puritan, was a native and rector.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Broughton, in Kettering and Northamptonshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 30th April 2017
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