This is the Broughton which is just north of Preston. There are other places also called Broughton in Lancashire.

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BROUGHTON, a township-chapelry and a subdistrict, in Preston district, Lancashire. The chapelry is in Preston parish, adjacent to the Preston and Lancaster railway, 3 miles N by W of Preston; and has a station on the railway, jointly with Barton, a post office under Preston, and a fair on 1 Aug. Acres, 2,346. Real property, 6,862. Pop., 709. Houses, 126. The property is much subdivided. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Manchester. Value, 106.* Patron, A. Sedgwick, Esq. The church is good; and there are a Roman Catholic chapel, an endowed school with 110 a year, and charities 15. The subdistrict contains eight townships. Pop., 7,850.

John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72)

Archives and libraries

Local studies information is held at Preston library.



Details about the census records, and indexes for Broughton.

Church History

Church Records

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Civil Registration

The Register Office covering the Broughton area is Preston and South Ribble

Description and Travel

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Historical Geography

In 1835 Broughton was a township in the parish of Preston.


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Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Broughton was in the Archdeaconry of Richmond, in the Diocese of Chester. The original Lancashire wills for the Archdeaconry of Richmond are held at the Lancashire Record Office.


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