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Church Broughton


  • The parish was in the Tutbury sub-district of the Burton upon Trent Registration District.

  • The table below gives census piece numbers, where known:

Piece No.
1861 R.G. 9 / 1958
1891 R.G. 12 / 2196


You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Church Broughton area that are recorded in the GENUKI church database. This will also help identify other churches in nearby townships and/or parishes. You also have the option to see the location of the churches marked on a map.

Church History

  • The Anglican parish church is dedicated to Saint Michael and All Angels.

  • The church was fully restored in 1885-86.

  • The church seats 250.

  • Geoff PICK has a photograph of St. Michael & All Angels on Geo-graph, taken in May, 2004.

Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1538 for all entries.

  • Marriages at Church Broughton, 1538-1812 are available in Nigel BATTY-SMITH's database of scanned images of Phillimore's Parish Registers.

  • The church was in the rural deanery of Longford.

  • The Primitive Methodists built a chapel here in 1828.

Civil Registration

  • Civil Registration began in July, 1837.

  • The parish was in the Tutbury sub-district of the Burton upon Trent Registration District.

Description and Travel

You can see pictures of Church Broughton which are provided by:
"CHURCH BROUGHTON, a parish in the hundred of Appletree, in the county of Derby, 10 miles to the W. of Derby. It is situated on a branch of the river Dove, and contains the township of Sapperton. The North Staffordshire railway passes within a short distance. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Lichfield, worth £228, in the patronage of B. Broadhurst, Esq."

[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)
Transcribed by Colin HINSON ©2003]

The branch of the River Dove, mentioned above, is the Broughton brook.



Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Church Broughton has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.


You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SK205337 (Lat/Lon: 52.900332, -1.696691), Church Broughton which are provided by:

Military History

  • There was an RAF airfield near Heathtop, just south of the village, during World War 2. Only the old concrete runways remain, now used for agricultural storage.

Military Records

Politics and Government

  • This place was an ancient parish in Derby county and it became a modern Civil Parish when those were established.

  • This parish was in the ancient Appletree Hundred (or Wapentake).

  • You may contact the ChurchBroughton Parish Council regarding civic or political issues, but they are NOT staffed to assist with family history searches. For some reason you have to login to use the site. I presume they are limiting access to residents.

  • District governance is provided by the South Derbyshire District Council.

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • Bastardy cases were heard in the Sudbury petty session hearings on the last Monday of each month.

  • As a result of the 1834 Poorlaw Amendment Act, this parish became a member of the Burton upon Trent Poorlaw Union.