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Broughton Sulney

"Broughton-Sulney, also known as Over-Broughton, 12 miles south-south-east of Nottingham, is a pleasant village, seated upon a declivity on the Melton-Mowbray Road, near the Leicestershire border, and at the foot of the Nottinghamshire Wolds, where the Roman Fosseway enters the county. The parish was enclosed about eighty years ago, and contains 394 inhabitants, and about 1,800 acres of clay land, which belongs principally to Thomas D. Hall Esq., William Brown, William Brett, Thomas and William Cross, and several other small freeholders, the former of whom is lord of the manor. At the enclosure, 240 acres were allotted to the rector in lieu of tithes. The manor was anciently called Brocton, from its Norman owners. It afterwards passed to Alured de Sulene, from whom it received the name of Broughton-Sulney. It is sometimes called Over-Broughton, to distinguish it from Nether-Broughton, in Leicestershire. The church has a nave, side aisles and a low tower with three bells. In the chancel are marble tablets to the memory of Mrs Burrell and Samuel Wright Esq., who died in 1839, and in the body are several belonging to the Brett family. The rectory, valued in the King's books at £11 9s 4½d, is in the patronage of Sir Joseph Radcliffe, of Campsall in Yorkshire. The Rev. Joseph Burrell is the incumbent. The General Baptists have had a chapel in the village since 1795. At the end of the village is an ancient cross, and near the rectory house is Woundheal Spring, so called from its supposed medicinal virtues." [WHITE's "Directory of Nottinghamshire," 1853]


  • The parish was in the Clawson sub-district of the Melton Mowbray Registration District.
  • The table below gives census piece numbers, where known:
CensusYear Piece No.
1861 R.G. 9 / 2302
1871 R.G. 10 / 3296
1891 R.G. 12 / 2545


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Church History

  • The Anglican parish church was dedicated to Saint Luke.
  • The date of original construction is unknown. The original church pre-dates 1571. Portions, like the porch, date to 1733.
  • Mat FASCIONE has a photograph of the Church of St. Luke on Geo-graph, taken in July, 2008.

Church Records

  • Parish registers exist from 1571.
  • The parish was in the South Bingham deanery.
  • The General Baptists had a chapel here by 1869.

Civil Registration

  • The parish was in the Clawson sub-district of the Melton Mowbray Registration District.
  • Civil Registration began in July, 1837.

Description and Travel

This village and parish lie south-east of Nottingham on the road to Melton Mowbray near the border with Leicestershire.

If you are planning a visit:

  • By automobile, head south-east out of Nottingham on the A606.
  • Mick GARRATT has a photograph of the Village Green on Geo-graph, taken in January, 2006.
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Historical Geography

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Names, Geographical

  • The parish is listed under "Upper Broughton", "Over Broughton", "Broughton Sulney", and "Broughton Solney" in various records.

Politics and Government

  • This place is an ancient parish in county Nottingham.
  • The parish was in the north division of the ancient Bingham Wapentake in the Southern division of the county.
  • District governance is provided by the Rushcliffe Borough Council.

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • Bastardy cases would be heard in the Bingham petty session hearings every other Thursday.
  • After the Poor Law Amendment Act reforms of 1834, the parish became part of the Melton Mowbray Poorlaw Union.


Year Inhabitants
1801 230
1841 371
1851 394
1871 370
1881 327
1891 345
1901 323


  • A Board School for the united parishes of Broughton Solney & Nether Broughton was built of red brick and could house 150 children. It was built prior to 1881.