Place:Broughton, Shropshire, England

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NameBroughton
TypeParish
Coordinates52.8062°N 2.7365°W
Located inShropshire, England
See alsoYorton, Shropshire, EnglandVillage

(coordinates are for the modern church, the old church being at approximately 52.811 N, 2.7415 W)


Previously a chapelry in the parish of St. Chad's, Shrewsbury, Broughton became a separate parish in 1718. The old church, dedicated to St. Margaret, was abandoned because of flooding and the wetness of the churchyard. A new church, dedicated to St. Mary, was built on higher ground. It was consecrated on Wednesday, 27 April 1859.

Resources

Written histories:

  • A history of St Mary's Church, Broughton, entitled “A Tale of Two Churches”, written by Canon William Price, former parish rector, in 2008.[1]
  • Broughton Registers” (to 1812), Shropshire parish registers: Diocese of Lichfield, Vol. I (1900).
  • Broughton's history, from Rev. John Brickdale Blakeway's manuscript (written about 1809), serialized as “History of Shrewsbury Hundred or Liberties”, Transactions of the Shropshire Archaeological and Natural History Society (1889).