Broughton, Craven

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Broughton is located in North Yorkshire
Broughton shown within North Yorkshire
Population 172 2011 Census
OS grid reference SD943511
• London 190 mi (310 km) SSE
Civil parish
  • Broughton
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Skipton
Postcode district BD23
Police North Yorkshire
Fire North Yorkshire
Ambulance Yorkshire
EU Parliament Yorkshire and the Humber
UK Parliament
List of places
53°57′22″N 2°05′17″W / 53.956°N 2.088°W / 53.956; -2.088Coordinates: 53°57′22″N 2°05′17″W / 53.956°N 2.088°W / 53.956; -2.088

Broughton is a village and civil parish in the Craven district of North Yorkshire, England. The village is on the A59 road approximately 3 miles (5 km) west of Skipton.

The 2001 Census recorded a parish population of 81 increasing to 172 at the 2011 Census.[1]

Broughton Hall[edit]

Broughton Hall

Broughton Hall is a Georgian country house centrally located in 3,000 acres (12 km2) acres of landscaped grounds. The hall is a Grade I listed building[2] and has been the seat of the Tempest Baronets for 900 years and, although the baronetcy is extinct, it is still run by a direct descendant of the Tempest family. A 14th-century document records the acquisition of a house, watermill and part of the manor of Broughton by Sir John Tempest. The pedimented end wings were added to the main structure for Stephen Tempest, 1809–11, to designs by William Atkinson. Sir Charles Tempest, Bt. (1794–1865) refaced the north front in golden Kendal stone and added a portico, 1838–41, to designs by George Webster, an architect of the dynasty of masons at Kendal (Cumbria).[3] The park was landscaped in the 18th and 19th centuries and the Italianate terraced garden designed by William Andrews Nesfield c. 1855.

The hall grounds house a business park, with more than 50 companies employing more than 600 people.[citation needed]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 28 July 2015. 
  2. ^ Historic England. "Broughton Hall (1132296)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 24 June 2016. 
  3. ^ Colvin, H.M. (1997) [1954]. A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects, 1600–1840 (3rd ed.). New Haven: Yale University Press. "Thomas Atkinson"; "George Webster". ISBN 0-300-07207-4. 

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