"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 village is 9 miles south-east of Ashbourne and 130 miles north of the City of London. The branch of the River Dove, mentioned above is the Broughton brook. The hamlet and township of Sapperton is within this parish.
The Broughton Heath Golf Club, set up in 1998. is located 1.4 miles south-east of the village.
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