Broughton  Northamptonshire


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.

Broughton through time

Broughton is now part of Kettering district. Click here for graphs and data of how Kettering has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Broughton itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Broughton, in Kettering and Northamptonshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 24th June 2024

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