Broughton, Lincolnshire

Coordinates: 53°33′50″N 0°32′47″W / 53.5638°N 0.5465°W / 53.5638; -0.5465
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Broughton is located in Lincolnshire
Location within Lincolnshire
Population5,726 2011 Census
OS grid referenceSE963084
• London140 mi (230 km) S
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townBRIGG
Postcode districtDN20
Dialling code01652
AmbulanceEast Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
53°33′50″N 0°32′47″W / 53.5638°N 0.5465°W / 53.5638; -0.5465

Broughton is a small town and civil parish situated on the Roman Ermine Street, in the North Lincolnshire district of Lincolnshire, England.[1] The population of the civil parish at the 2011 census was 5,726.[2] In 2021, the population was 5,434.[3] It is situated approximately 2 miles (3 km) north-west from the town of Brigg. The hamlets of Wressle,[4] Castlethorpe, and part of Scawby Brook lie within the parish boundaries.

A settlement existed at Broughton in the Neolithic Stone Age (New Stone Age). Stone tools have been found particularly on the commons near Wressle. Pottery was discovered at a house on Ermine Street in 1956, thought to date back to the Bronze Age period. There were burials discovered around 1850 in the commons to the north-east of Broughton.

Broughton's St Mary's Church is a Grade I listed building, with a very rare Saxon staircase tower, one of four in the country. The others are at Brixworth, Brigstock and Hough-on-the-Hill.[5] The church is thought to date to the 11th century with major alterations in the 12th, 14th and 17th centuries.[6] Gokewell Priory was founded nearby in the late 12th century to house a community of nuns.

The Baronetcy of Broughton was created 11 December 1660 for Sir Edmund Anderson[citation needed] and became extinct on the death of the 9th Baron, Sir Charles Henry John Anderson,[citation needed] 8 October 1891.

To the west and north, Broughton has extensive woodlands that stretch toward Dragonby, Scunthorpe and Appleby. The south of the woods sits one of the few 4-star hotels in the area, and which has a 27-hole golf course (formerly Forest Pines, now Doubletree by Hilton – though still commonly known as Forest Pines).

Though considered by many to be a village,[6][7][8] it became a town in 1974,[9] although it still has a village hall.[1] At the 2011 census, the size of Broughton parish was slightly larger than its neighbour Brigg, due to housing developments at the edge of the parish in Scawby Brook.



  1. ^ a b "Town web site". Broughton town council. Retrieved 13 April 2013.
  2. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 18 April 2016.
  3. ^ "Broughton (Parish, United Kingdom) – Population Statistics, Charts, Map and Location". Retrieved 12 April 2023.
  4. ^ "Wressle, North Lincolnshire". UK Grid Reference Finder. Retrieved 23 August 2011.
  5. ^ Historic England. "Church of St Mary (1161801)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 18 September 2018.
  6. ^ a b St Mary's church Archived 18 February 2007 at the Wayback Machine
  7. ^ Information from linc2u Archived 16 February 2006 at the Wayback Machine
  8. ^ Archived 28 September 2006 at the Wayback Machine
  9. ^ "Broughton Local History Pack". North Lincolnshire council. Archived from the original on 16 April 2013. Retrieved 13 April 2013.

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