Broughton is an Ancient Parish in the county of Huntingdonshire.

Alternative names:

Parish church: All Saints

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1572
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1604

Nonconformists include:

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

BROUGHTON, a parish in St. Ives district, Huntingdonshire; on an affluent of the river Nen, 4½ miles W of Somersham r. station, and 5 NE of Huntingdon. Post Town, Old Hurst, under Huntingdon. Acres, 2,950. Real property, £2,707. Pop., 376. Houses, 92. The property is divided among a few. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Ely. Value, £283. Patron,-the Rev. G. Johnston. The church was recently restored.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848

BROUGHTON (All Saints), a parish, in the union of St. Ives, hundred of Hurstingstone, county of Huntingdon, 6 miles (N. E. by N.) from Huntingdon; containing 363 inhabitants. This place was the barony by virtue of which the abbot of Ramsey Abbey sat in parliament; and had, in consequence, four knights’ fees annexed to it. The parish is situated about a mile from the road from Huntingdon to Ramsey, and comprises by computation 2300 acres; about 250 acres are pasture, and the rest arable, resting upon a strong clayey soil. The living is a rectory, valued in the king’s books at £21. 13. 9.; net income, £283; patrons, the family of Johnston: the tithes have been commuted for land, comprising 370 acres. The church is an elegant structure, in the decorated English style, with later additions; it was an appendage of the abbey of Ramsey.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848

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  • County: Huntingdonshire
  • Civil Registration District: St Ives
  • Probate Court: Court of the Commissary of the Bishop of Lincoln and of the Archdeacon in the Archdeaconry of Huntingdon
  • Diocese: Pre-1837 – Lincoln, Post-1836 – Ely
  • Rural Deanery: St Ives
  • Poor Law Union: St Ives
  • Hundred: Hurstingstone
  • Province: Canterbury

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