Broughton, Great and Little

BROUGHTON, GREAT and LITTLE, a township, in the parish of Kirkby-in-Cleveland, union of Stokesley, W. division of the liberty of Langbaurgh, N. riding of York, 2 miles (S. E.) from Stokesley; containing 511 inhabitants. The village of Great Broughton is regularly built, upon a spacious common or green, and the houses, which run in a direction nearly north and south, are neat, and in good repair. A portion of the population is engaged in the linen manufacture. There is a meeting-house for Wesleyans. On the top of a mountain near this place, is a rude monument consisting of a large collection of stones, some of an immense size, called the Wain stones, which, it has been conjectured, were raised over the remains of a Danish warrior.

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

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