Broughton, Lincolnshire


Broughton, Lincolnshire

infobox UK place
map_type=Lincolnshire
country = England
latitude= 53.5638
longitude= -0.5465
official_name= Broughton
population = 5,296 (2001 census)
unitary_england= North Lincolnshire
lieutenancy_england= Lincolnshire
region= Yorkshire and the Humber
constituency_westminster= Brigg and Goole
post_town= BRIGG
postcode_district = DN20
postcode_area= DN
dial_code= 01652
os_grid_reference= SE963084

Broughton is situated on the Roman Ermine Street. Though considered by many to be a village, [ [http://www.linc2u.co.uk/towns/townshtml/broughton.shtml Information from linc2u] ] [http://homepage.ntlworld.com/peter.fairweather/docs/broughton.htm St Mary's church] ] [ [http://www.brigglife.co.uk/broughton.htm Brigglife.co.uk] ] it became a town in 1974 (although it still has a village hall). [ [http://www.northlincs.gov.uk/northlincs/leisure/libraries/localandfamilyhistory/localstudies/localhistorypacks/broughton.htm Information from North Lincolnshire Council] ] At the 2001 Census, the size of Broughton was slightly larger than its neighbour Brigg, which is the traditional market town of the area.

Broughton has beautiful and extensive woodlands [ [http://www.northlincs.gov.uk/NorthLincs/Leisure/woodlands/BroughtonWoods.htm North Lincolnshire Council] Broughton Woodlands] that stretch toward Dragonby, Scunthorpe and Appleby, which the public were kindly granted access to by the late Rupert Dixon M.B.E, who placed the land in the control of a trust intended to take care of the woodland and maintain open access to it. Unfortunatately access to this woodland is due to be revoked in April 2008 by the trust that controls it.

On the outskirts of the village, there is one of the few 4 star hotels in the area and a 27 hole golf course. [ [http://www.qhotels.co.uk/hotels/forest-pines-near-brigg-north-lincolnshire/ Forest Pines hotel & golf course] ]

St Mary's church in the town is thought to date back to the 11th century, if not before, with major alterations in the 12th, 14th and 17th centuries.

The "Broughton Bulletin" is a parish newsletter published by the town council most months that is written by Colin Drury,a town counciller, the "Bulletin" is currently at its 100th edition. "The Broughton Book" is also edited by Colin Drury, this is a town magazine published every two or three years.

The Baronetcy of Broughton was created 11 December 1660 for Sir Edmund Anderson [ [http://www.thepeerage.com/p12311.htm#i123105 thePeerage.com] - Sir Edmund Anderson, 1st Bt.] and became extinct on the death of the 9th Baron, Sir Charles Henry John Anderson, [ [http://www.thepeerage.com/p12315.htm#i123147 thePeerage.com] - Sir Charles Henry John Anderson, 9th Bt.] 8 October 1891.

Broughton has grown substantially over the last 20 years, with new housing developments to the north and northwest of the village.

Broughton is also home to the next King of the world, Bean

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