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Broughton East

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There are other places also called Broughton in Lancashire.

BROUGHTON (East), or Broughton-Field, a township-chapelry in Cartmel parish, Lancashire; 4 miles N of Cartmel r. station, and 7 NE of Ulverstone. Post Town, Cartmel, under Newton-in-Cartmel. Acres, 2,830. Real property, £4,332. Pop., 534. Houses, 107. The property is subdivided. Broughton Grove, Broughton Hall, and Broughton Lodge are chief residences. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Carlisle. Value, £67.* Patron, the Duke of Devonshire. The church is good.

John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72)

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Civil Registration

The Register Office covering the Broughton East area is Ulverston.

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1868 - The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland

  • "BROUGHTON EAST , (or Field Broughton) a chapelry in the parish of Cartmel, hundred of Lonsdale North of the Sands, in the county palatine of Lancaster, 2 miles to the N. of Cartmel. The Furness branch of the Lancaster and Carlisle railway passes through the parish. The living is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of Chester, value £67, in the gift of the Earl of Burlington. The church is dedicated to St. Peter. The chief residences are Broughton Grove, Broughton Hall, and Broughton Lodge.

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  • "HAMPSFIELD, a hamlet in the parish of Cartmel, hundred of Lonsdale, county Lancaster, 2 miles N.E. of Cartmel, and 13 N. of Lancaster. It is situated under Hampsfield Fell, on Morecombe Bay."

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Historical Geography

In 1835 Broughton East was a township in the parish of Cartmel.

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Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Broughton East 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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