Great Broughton, North Yorkshire

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Great Broughton
Great Broughton is located in North Yorkshire
Great Broughton
Great Broughton
Great Broughton shown within North Yorkshire
Population 990 (2011)[1]
OS grid reference NZ547063
Civil parish
  • Great and Little Broughton
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district TS9
Dialling code 01642
Police North Yorkshire
Fire North Yorkshire
Ambulance Yorkshire
EU Parliament Yorkshire and the Humber
List of places
54°27′36″N 1°09′25″W / 54.460°N 1.157°W / 54.460; -1.157Coordinates: 54°27′36″N 1°09′25″W / 54.460°N 1.157°W / 54.460; -1.157

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.[2] The name "Broughton" is a common English placename, derived from Old English meaning "farmstead by a brook".[3]

The village is overlooked by the Wainstones, a rocky outcrop popular with climbers,[4] 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;[5] its popularity with motorcyclists has led to opposition from locals.[6][7]

Great Broughton is 1 mile (1.6 km) east of Kirkby in Cleveland, and was formerly part of the Parish of Kirkby.[8] It was a part of the wapentake and liberty of Langbaurgh.[8]

The economy of the village was formerly dependent on agriculture, textiles,[9] and jet mining[2] 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.[10] By the time of the 2011 Census the population had increased to 990.


Broughton and Greenhow is an electoral ward covering the area including surrounding parishes. The total population of the ward at the 2011 census was 1,669.[11]

Police and surveillance[edit]

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.


  1. ^ "Civil parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 28 July 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "about the parish", Great and Little Broughton Parish Council, Hambleton Council Website
  3. ^ Oxford Dictionary of British Placenames, ed. A.D.Mills, Oxford University Press, ISBN 978-0-19-852758-9
  4. ^ "Wainstones", Climb Online climbing details
  5. ^ "Great drives: The B1257 from Helmsley and back through Whitby", Phil Llewellin, Daily Telegraph, 16 January 2001
  6. ^ "Village bid to halt speeding bikers". The Press, Wednesday 8 October 2003
  7. ^ "BMF warns on action against bikers", British Motorcyclists Federation press release, 7 May 2004
  8. ^ a b "Broughton, (Great and Little)", entry in History, Directory, and Gazetteer of the County of York (vol 2), Edward Banes, Hurst and Robinson, 1823
  9. ^ "Broughton, Great and Little", pp. 409–412 A Topographical Dictionary of England, Samuel Lewis (editor), 1848
  10. ^ Hambleton Parish Population Estimates 2001 – 2005, Hambleton District Council website.
  11. ^ "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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