Place:Broughton (near Skipton), West Riding of Yorkshire, England

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NameBroughton (near Skipton)
Alt namesBroughton-in-Airedalesource: Family History Catalog
TypeVillage, Civil parish
Coordinates53.956°N 2.088°W
Located inWest Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inNorth Yorkshire, England     (1974 - )
Yorkshire, England    
See alsoSkipton Rural, West Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district of which it was a part 1894-1974
Craven, North Yorkshire, Englandmunicipal district of which it has been a part since 1974
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Broughton is a village and civil parish in the Craven district of North Yorkshire, England. The 2001 Census recorded a parish population of 81. The village is on the A59 road about west of Skipton.

GENUKI provides a description of Broughton from 19th century gazetteers.

Broughton Hall

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Broughton Hall, a Georgian country house, has been the seat of the Tempest Baronets for 900 years. The hall is centrally located in 3000 acres of landscaped grounds, which now house a business park, home to more than 50 companies employing more than 600 people.

A 14th-century document records the acquisition of a house, watermill and part of the manor of Broughton by Sir John Tempest. The pedimented end wings were added to the main structure for Stephen Tempest, 1809–11, to designs by William Atkinson. Sir Charles Tempest, Bt. (1794–1865) refaced the north front in golden Kendal stone (illustration) and added a portico, 1838–41, to designs by George Webster, an architect of the dynasty of masons at Kendal (Cumbria). The park was landscaped in the 18th and 19th centuries and the Italianate terraced garden designed by William Andrews Nesfield circa 1855.

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