Great Broughton, North Yorkshire
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Great Broughton is a village in the Hambleton district of North Yorkshire in northern England. It is located 2 miles (3.2 km) south of Stokesley, on the edge of the North York Moors National Park and the Cleveland Hills. Together with the adjacent village of Little Broughton, it forms a civil parish within Hambleton. The two villages are listed (under their Latin names Magna Broctun and Parva Broctun) in the Domesday book of 1086. The name "Broughton" is a common English placename, derived from Old English meaning "farmstead by a brook".
The village is overlooked by the Wainstones, a rocky outcrop popular with climbers, and lies on the Cleveland Way. Broughton Beck flows northward through the village, joining the River Leven, a tributary of the Tees, at Stokesley. The B1257 road, which runs north to Stokesley and south over the moors to Helmsley, is a popular scenic drive; its popularity with motorcyclists has led to opposition from locals.
The economy of the village was formerly dependent on agriculture, textiles, and jet mining but now the village relies on tourists visiting the moors and functions as a dormitory settlement for Teesside and North Yorkshire. The 2001 census put the population of the parish at 950, with the council estimating 940 inhabitants c.2005. By the time of the 2011 Census the population had increased to 990.
Police and surveillance
Great Broughton falls within the North Yorkshire Police area. The nearest police station is at Stokesley. The village is subject to ANPR surveillance operated by North Yorkshire Police, monitoring all vehicular movements through the village on a 24-hour basis.
- "Civil parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 28 July 2015.
- "about the parish", Great and Little Broughton Parish Council, Hambleton Council Website
- Oxford Dictionary of British Placenames, ed. A.D.Mills, Oxford University Press, ISBN 978-0-19-852758-9
- "Wainstones", Climb Online climbing details
- "Great drives: The B1257 from Helmsley and back through Whitby", Phil Llewellin, Daily Telegraph, 16 January 2001
- "Village bid to halt speeding bikers". The Press, Wednesday 8 October 2003
- "BMF warns on action against bikers", British Motorcyclists Federation press release, 7 May 2004
- "Broughton, (Great and Little)", entry in History, Directory, and Gazetteer of the County of York (vol 2), Edward Banes, Hurst and Robinson, 1823
- "Broughton, Great and Little", pp. 409–412 A Topographical Dictionary of England, Samuel Lewis (editor), 1848
- Hambleton Parish Population Estimates 2001 – 2005, Hambleton District Council website.
- "Key Figures for 2011 Census: Key Statistics – Area: Broughton and Greenhow (Ward)". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 7 December 2016.
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- Great and Little Broughton Parish Council website, on the website of Hambleton District Council
- "Uncovering the industrial past of a place filled with rural tranquility", Mike Bridgen, Northern Echo, 20 March 2009