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Broughton, Northamptonshire

Historical Description

Broughton, a parish in Northamptonshire, on an affluent af the river Nen, 3 miles SW of Kettering station on the M.R. It has a post and money order office under Kettering, which is the telegraph office. Acreage, 1742; population, 978. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Peterborough; gross value, £500 with residence. Patron, the Duke of Buccleuch. The church, an ancient building of stone in the Norman, Early Decorated, and Perpendicular styles, was restored in 1854. There is a Union dissenting chapel.

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 CountyNorthamptonshire 
Ecclesiastical parishBroughton St. Andrew 
Poor Law unionKettering 

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


A cemetery of 1 acre was formed in 1900 at a cost of £345.

Church Records

The register dates from the year 1560., in association with the Northamptonshire Record Office, have images of the Parish Registers and Bishop's Transcripts for Northamptonshire online.


Church of England

St. Andrew (parish church)

The church of St. Andrew is an ancient building of stone, in the Norman, Early Decorated and Perpendicular styles, consisting of chancel, clerestoried nave of three bays, aisles, north and south porches and a western tower, with spire, containing a clock and 5 bells: the stone font is of Perpendicular date; the chancel was rebuilt in 1828: the church was thoroughly restored in 1854; the interior was fitted with open sittings in stained deal: oak stalls and a stained window were placed in the chancel.


Union Dissenting chapel

There is a Union Dissenting chapel, erected in 1851 at a cost of £300.

Civil Registration

For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Broughton from the following:

Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Northamptonshire is available to browse.


Online maps of Broughton are available from a number of sites:

Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Northamptonshire papers online:

RegionEast Midlands
Postal districtNN14
Post TownKettering