Broughton (St. Mary)

BROUGHTON (St. Mary), a parish, in the union of Wem, liberties of the borough of Shrewsbury, N. division of Salop, 3½ miles (S. by W.) from Wem; containing 188 inhabitants. It comprises about 800 acres, of which 500 are arable, and the rest pasture: roadstone is quarried. The living is a perpetual curacy; net income, £67; patron and impropriator, Lord Hill: the glebe comprises about 30 acres.

Transcribed from A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, 7th edition, published in 1848.

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