Broughton, Lincolnshire

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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
EU ParliamentYorkshire and the Humber
UK Parliament
List of places
53°33′50″N 0°32′47″W / 53.5638°N 0.5465°W / 53.5638; -0.5465Coordinates: 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] It is situated approximately 2 miles (3 km) north-west from the town of Brigg. The hamlets of Wressle,[3] 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.[citation needed]

Broughton's St Mary's Church is a Grade I listed building.[4] It is thought to date to the 11th century with major alterations in the 12th, 14th and 17th centuries.[5] 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[6] and became extinct on the death of the 9th Baron, Sir Charles Henry John Anderson,[7] 8 October 1891.

To the west and north, Broughton has extensive woodlands that stretch toward Dragonby, Scunthorpe and Appleby. These were granted by Rupert Dixon, who placed the land in the control of a trust for its care and maintenance, and to provide public access.[citation needed] 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,[5][8][9] it became a town in 1974,[10] although it still has a village hall.[1] Broughton has grown substantially since the mid-1980s, with new housing developments to the north and northwest of the town.[citation needed] 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. ^ "Wressle, North Lincolnshire". UK Grid Reference Finder. Retrieved 23 August 2011.
  4. ^ Historic England. "Church of St Mary (1161801)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 18 September 2018.
  5. ^ a b St Mary's church Archived 18 February 2007 at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ Lundy, Darryl. "Sir Edmund Anderson, 1st Bt". The Peerage. Retrieved 2 March 2016.[unreliable source]
  7. ^ Lundy, Darryl. "Sir Charles Henry John Anderson, 9th Bt". The Peerage. Retrieved 2 March 2016.[unreliable source]
  8. ^ Information from linc2u Archived 16 February 2006 at the Wayback Machine
  9. ^ Archived 28 September 2006 at the Wayback Machine
  10. ^ "Broughton Local History Pack". North Lincolnshire council. Archived from the original on 16 April 2013. Retrieved 13 April 2013.

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