Broom is mentioned in the Domesday Book. The entry reads; Brume: Nigel de la Vast from Nigel d'Aubigny
It has long since been a 'farming' village with a number of small local market gardeners using the surrounding fields for their businesses - many of these have been in the farming families for generations.
The village is made up of the High Street, High Road, Kings Road, The Maynards, The Woodlands, Birch Close, Bancroft Avenue, Southill Road and The Bovey. There is a mixture of old farm houses as well as an assortment of new buildings.
The village originally consisted of The High Street, High Road, Kings Road, Southill Road and Bancroft Avenue. Later on in the village's history, Birch Close and The Woodlands were built on the other side of 'the ditch'.
Currently, a large number of the fields have been acquired by Tarmac for the extraction of gravel. This has resulted in many wonderful and interesting walks around the lakes that have been left with excellent wildlife being viewed at all times of the year.
The village has two pubs. Both are Greene King. The Cock is in the High Street of the village and is unusual in having no bar. Drinks are served straight from the cellar. The White Horse is on Southill Road and has an excellent atmosphere and food service.
In past years the village had 4 pubs, a Post office, village shop and a small church. There was also a village football team that played on the village green.
The old manor house, Broom Hall, stands just off the High Street, this has been converted into flats and apartments. However, the original building is still standing.
There is a village green and village hall, the latter is managed by a committee who handle bookings for certain parties and some community groups such as the Karate and the Evergreen club. Sadly due to the committee there is no longer a Playgroup in the village.
Usually in September there is a Broom Village Fete organised by the people of Broom which is used to raise money for local charities as well as providing entertainment for the villagers and visitors.
The villages interests are looked after by the local Parish Council with 4 councillors coming from Broom and the others from the nearby villages of Stanford and Southill.
Local children attend the Fawns Pre-School based in the Southill Parish Hall and then on to the local primary school - Southill Lower School.