Description in 1877:
"NETHER BROUGHTON parish is in Framland Hundred, Melton Mowbray Union and County Court District, and in 1871 contained 405 persons, living in 91 houses, on 2110 acres of land, which is a fertile clay, and well adapted for pasturage. Nether Broughton village, on the Nottingham and Melton Mowbray road, 6 miles North North West of the latter town, is picturesquely situated, and nearly surrounded by the hills which form the Vale of Belvoir. Philip Pleydell Bouverie, Esq., is owner of a great part of the soil, and the rest chiefly belongs to David New, Esq., the trustees of George Urrey, Esq., and Thomas Black, Esq." [WHITE's "History, Gazetteer and Directory of the Counties of Leicester and Rutland. 3rd Edition," 1877]
The parish was in the Clawson sub-district of the Melton Mowbray Registration District until 1935.
In 1935, the parish was transfered to the Melton and Belvoir Registration District.
The 1851 Census for Leicestershire has been indexed by the Leicestershire & Rutland Family History Society. The whole index is available on microfiche. The society has also published it in print and Volume 25 covers the Clawson Sub-District which includes Nether Broughton.
The table below gives census piece numbers, where known:
Nether Broughton is a village and a parish 6 miles north-west of Melton Mowbray and 120 miles north of London. The parish border Nottinghamshire to the north-west, Long Clawson parish to the east and Old Dalby parish to the west. It covers about 2,200 acres.
If you are planning a visit:
By automobile, take the A606 arterial road north-west out of Melton Mowbray or south-east out of Nottingham. Nether Broughton is about 5 miles outside Melton Mowbray.
Upper Broughton parish sits just across the border in Nottinghamshire.
Alan MURRAY-RUST has a photograph of the Village Sign on Geo-graph, taken in April, 2015.
Visitors may wish to relax at the Anchor Inn which is set within the village.
Or you can choose the Red House which is at the south end of the village. The venue is close to excellent golf clubs.
You can see pictures of Nether Broughton which are provided by: