Broughton

BROUGHTON, a chapelry, in the parish of Eccleshall, union of Stone, N. division of the hundred of Pirehill and of the county of Stafford, 5¼ miles (N. W. by W.) from Eccleshall. This place is in the Woodland Quarter of the parish, so called from its proximity to the bishop's woods and the ancient forest of Blore. Broughton Hall is an ancient mansion, of the Elizabethan era, surrounded with plantations, clumps, and shady spreading trees, particularly sycamores. The living is a perpetual curacy; net income, £129; patrons, the family of Broughton. The chapel is a small neat building, with an ancient stained-glass window.

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

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