Broughton  Oxfordshire


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.

Broughton through time

Broughton is now part of Cherwell district. Click here for graphs and data of how Cherwell 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 Cherwell and Oxfordshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 23rd May 2022

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