In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Broughton like this:
BROUGHTON, a village and a parish in Banbury district, Oxford. The village stands on an affluent of the river Cherwell, 2½ miles SW by W of Banbury r. station. The parish includes also the township of North Newington; which has a post office under Banbury. Acres, 1,950. Real property, £4,989. Pop., 641. Houses, 137. The property is divided among a few. The manor belonged to the De Broughtons; passed to the Wykehams and the Fiennses; and belongs now to Lord Saye and Sele. Broughton Castle, the mansion of the manor, stands on low ground, engirt by a wide moat, and defended by a tower; comprises structures of the 14th, the 15th, and the 16th centuries, built by respectively the De Vroughtons, the Wykehams, and the Fiennses: shows marks of injuries sustained during the civil wars; includes apartments where the death of Charles I. ...
was decided on, and where Cromwell's officers were quartered before the battle of Edgehill; and contains some interesting pictures, old arms, and curious works of art. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Oxford. Value, £539.* Patron, the Rev.F. Wyatt. The church is of the 14th century, with tower and spire; and contains some very fine monuments. There are an Independent chapel, an endowed school with £50 a year, and charities £180.
A Vision of Britain through Time includes a large library of local statistics for administrative units. For the best overall sense of how the area containing Broughton has changed, please see our redistricted information for the modern district of Cherwell. More detailed statistical data are available under Units and statistics, which includes both administrative units covering Broughton and units named after it.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Broughton, in Cherwell and Oxfordshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 19th June 2013
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