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Broughton (Preston)

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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)

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Archives & Libraries

Local studies information is held at Preston library.

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Census

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Civil Registration

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

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Description & Travel

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Gazetteers

1868 - The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland

"BROUGHTON, a chapelry in the parish of Preston, hundred of Amounderness, in the county palatine of Lancaster, 4 miles to the N. of Preston. It is a station on the Lancaster and Preston Junction railway. Dorton is a hamlet of this parish. The living is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of Manchester, value £106, in the patronage of Hulme's Trustees. Here is an endowed free school with a revenue of £130 per annum, the produce of several ancient bequests, and some minor charities worth about £14 a year."

1868 - The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland

"DORTON, a hamlet in the chapelry of Broughton, parish of Preston, in the county of Lancaster, 3 miles N. of Preston."

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Historical Geography

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

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Maps

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You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SD534337 (Lat/Lon: 53.797684, -2.708929), Broughton (Preston) which are provided by:

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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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Societies

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