Place:Broughton (near Stokesley), North Riding of Yorkshire, England

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NameBroughton (near Stokesley)
Alt namesBroughtonsource: shortened name for parish
Great and Little Broughtonsource: unofficial name for parish
Great Broughtonsource: village in parish
Magna Broctunsource: Latinized form
Little Broughtonsource: village in parish
Parva Broctonsource: Latinized form
TypeTownship, Civil parish
Coordinates54.45°N 1.158°W
Located inNorth Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inYorkshire, England    
North Yorkshire, England     (1974 - )
See alsoLangbaurgh West Wapentake, North Riding of Yorkshire, Englandwapentake in which it was located
Stokesley Rural, North Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district of which it was part 1894-1974
Hambleton District, North Yorkshire, Englanddistrict municipality in which it has been situated since 1974
source: Family History Library Catalog
the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia

Broughton (near Stokesley) or Great Broughton is a village in the Hambleton District of North Yorkshire in northern England. It is located 2 miles (3.2 km) south of Stokesley, on the edge of the North York Moors National Park and the Cleveland Hills. Together with the adjacent village of Little Broughton, it forms a civil parish within Hambleton District. The two villages are listed (under their Latin names Magna Broctun and Parva Broctun) in the Domesday Book of 1086. The name "Broughton" is a common English placename, derived from Old English meaning "farmstead by a brook".

Broughton Beck flows northward through the village, joining the River Leven, a tributary of the Tees, at Stokesley.

Great Broughton is 1 mile (1.6 km) east of Kirby in Cleveland, and was formerly part of its ecclesiastical parish. It was a part of the wapentake and liberty of Langbaurgh West. Between 1894 and 1974 it was a civil parish in Stokesley Rural District.

The economy of the village was formerly dependent on agriculture, textiles and jet mining, but now the village relies on tourists visiting the moors and functions as a dormitory settlement for Teesside and North Yorkshire. The 2001 census put the population of the parish at 950, with the council estimating 940 inhabitants in 2005.

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This is by far the most complete history of the parishes of the county to be found online. The chapters are ordered by the divisions of the county called wapentakes, but each chapter is linked to the volume's content page.
  • GENUKI has a page on all three ridings of Yorkshire and pages for each of the ecclesiastical parishes in the county. Under each parish there is a list of the settlements within it and brief description of each.
These are based on a gazetteer dated 1835 and there may have been a number of alterations to the parish setup since then. However, it is worthwhile information for the pre civil registration era. GENUKI provides references to other organizations who hold genealogical information for the local area. There is no guarantee that the website has been kept up to date and the submitter is very firm about his copyright. This should not stop anyone from reading the material.
  • The FamilyTree Wiki has a series of pages similar to those provided by GENUKI which may have been prepared at a later date. The wiki has a link to English Jurisdictions 1851 which gives the registration district and wapentake for each parish, together with statistics from the 1851 census for the area.
  • A Vision of Britain through Time, Yorkshire North Riding, section "Units and Statistics" leads to analyses of population and organization of the county from about 1800 through 1974. There are pages available for all civil parishes, municipal boroughs and other administrative divisions. Descriptions provided are usually based on a gazetteer of 1870-72.
  • Map of the North Riding divisions in 1888 produced by UK Ordnance Survey and provided online by A Vision of Britain through Time
  • Map of North Riding divisions in 1944 produced by UK Ordnance Survey and provided online by A Vision of Britain through Time
  • The above two maps indicate the boundaries between parishes, etc., but for a more detailed view of a specific area try a map from this selection. The oldest series are very clear at the third magnification offered. Comparing the map details with the GENUKI details for the same area is well worthwhile.
  • Yorkshire has a large number of family history and genealogical societies. A list of the societies will be found on the Yorkshire, England page.
  • In March 2018 Ancestry announced that its file entitled "Yorkshire, England: Church of England Parish Records, 1538-1873" has been expanded to include another 94 parishes (across the three ridings) and expected it to be expanded further during the year. The entries are taken from previously printed parish registers.
  • The chapter of the Victoria County History, published 1923, dealing with Kirby in Cleveland parish.
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