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Great Broughton, Cumberland

Historical Description

Broughton, Great, a township and a parish in Cumberland. The township lies on the river Derwent adjacent to the Cockermouth and Workiugton railway, on which it has a station. It has a post and money order office under Cockermouth, which is the telegraph office. Acreage, 2073; population of township, 1447; of ecclesiastical parish, 2290. The parish is more extensive than the township, and includes Little Broughton and Eibston. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Carlisle; net value, £149 with residence. The church is new. There are Baptist, Wesleyan, and Primitive Methodist chapels, and a Friends' meeting-house; also an endowed school and almshouses.

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 CountyCumberland 
Civil parishBridekirk 
Poor Law unionCockermouth 
WardAllerdale below Derwent 

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

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Great Broughton from the following:

Land and Property

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


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

Visitations Heraldic

The Visitation of Cumberland, 1615 is available on the Heraldry page.

RegionNorth West
Postal districtCA13
Post TownCockermouth