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Broughton

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The village of Broughton is in the parish of Hawarden, lying two miles to the east of Hawarden village.

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Church History

Ordnance Survey reference SJ 343640.
The district church of St. Mary, Broughton was consecrated by the Bishop of Chester on the 8th of September 1824. The chancel was added in 1876-1877.

"The Church itself is a very neat Gothic building, and does great credit to all those concerned in its erection. This is the second which has been erected in Hawarden parish, through the exertions of the Rev. Mr. Neville, within the last two years, to whom too much praise cannot be given for his pious zeal and activity."
[From The Chester Chronicle of 10 September 1824]

The Clwyd FHS website has a photograph of the church.

St. Mary's is a member church of the modern Rectorial Benefice of Hawarden - it is not a separate parish. The ecclesiastical district of Broughton does not have specifically defined boundaries within the parish of Hawarden.

Nonconformist Churches

See Hawarden

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Church Records

See Hawarden

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Civil Registration

See Hawarden

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Gazetteers

The transcription of the section for this place from the National Gazetteer (1868), provided by Colin Hinson.

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Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Broughton has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.

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Maps

"North-East Wales Churches and Ancient Parish Boundaries" produced by Clwyd Record Office in 1994, published by Genuki with the permission of Flintshire Record Office and Denbighshire Archives

View a map of the boundaries of this town/parish.

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SJ339634 (Lat/Lon: 53.163599, -2.990126), Broughton which are provided by:

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Military History

Wellington Bombers Broughton. 1940 on the People's Collection Wales site

Discharge papers of John Chadwick, a First World War soldier from Broughton on the People's Collection Wales site

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Population

See Hawarden.