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Nether Broughton

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 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.

Church Records

The Society of Genealogists holds copies of records from Nether Broughton Parish Church including copies of marriages from 1577 - 1837.


Guy Etchells has transcribed an extract from White's History, Gazetteer and Directory of the Counties of Leicester and Rutland. 3rd Edition 1877 which includes a list of tradesmen in the village.


Multi Media Mapping have a current map of Nether Broughton.

Poorhouses, Poor Law.

Nether Broughton was part of the Melton Mowbray Union which comprised of 56 parishes. The union workhouse, built in 1836 was situated on the east side of Melton Mowbray and was capable of housing 250 inmates. The 1871 census shows 126 paupers in residence.

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