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Broughton (Kirby in Cleveland), North Riding of Yorkshire

Historical Description

Broughton, a township in Kirby-in-Cleveland parish, N.R. Yorkshire, which comprises the hamlets of Great and Little Broughton, 3 miles SE of Stokesley station on the N.E.R. It has a post office at Great Broughton, under Northallerton, which is the telegraph office; money order office, Stokesley. Acreage, 3091; population, 504. A cairn, on the summit of a mountain here, is alleged to be monumental of a Danish chief. At Great Broughton, formerly a Roman settlement, the hills contain a good supply of jet. There are Wesleyan, Primitive Methodist, and Congregational chapels.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyYorkshire 
Civil parishKirkby in Cleveland 
Poor Law unionStokesley 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Broughton (Kirby in Cleveland) from the following:

Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for the North Riding of Yorkshire is available to browse.

Newspapers and Periodicals

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