Welcome to Broughton

A view over the fields to the church and village of Broughton in Huntingdonshire
View over the fields towards the village of Broughton, Huntingdonshire

 

Broctona (10th century); Brouctone, Brochtuna (12th century); Brouctone (16th century) and Broughton (Modern).

Broughton has two old friends in a sleepy green hollow, the Elizabethan rectory with the garden where a rector tended his flowers for over 60 years, and a church in which he preached thousands of sermons. He was Robert Hudson, and a tablet in the church tells us he was greatly loved for his long ministry, which covered so much of the 18th century. In his former garden there is still an ancient stone coffin complete with lid.

The church in Broughton has a tower and spire of about 1500, and a 14th century chancel between two walls built by the Normans. They gave the font its fine arcading about the year 1100. Two notable pieces of 15th century art the church possesses, the work of carvers and painters who may have fought a Bosworth Field. In the roof of the nave is an angelic orchestra with a striking figure of St Andrew among the choir, and over the chancel arch is a series of paintings finely preserved, probably by artists of the same generation. One painting shows a Resurrection scene, another the Day of Judgment and there are quaint pictures showing Adam and Eve before and after they were driven from the garden.

Broughton is one of the parishes of the District of Huntingdonshire, whose administrative centre is Huntingdon, the other principle towns being St Ives home of the Chapel on the Bridge, St Neots the largest town in the County of Cambridgeshire, the Roman town of Godmanchester and Ramsey site of the former Abbey.

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Replacing the Maps

Further to my earlier post regarding our use of Google Maps and Google's decision to charge us, and every one else who uses them, I have now replaced the maps on our five town websites with those supplied by Open Street Map. As it turns out I think they are better quality maps too.

Once the code settles down and I am convinced I don't have hidden gremlins in it I will roll the new maps to the remaining Hunts Web village and parish websites.

News Date: 12/10/2018 15:44

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Michaelmas Fair

Yes, this Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday; the 8th, 9th and 10th October, it is time again for the huge Michaelmas Fair in St Ives. Come along and have some fun.

News Date: 06/10/2018 17:53

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Google Maps

It seems like Google wants us to pay to be able to use their maps but that is not going to happen, they are wealthy enough as it is. So over this autumn we will be replacing the Google Maps on the Huntingdonshire websites with a new map service.

We are currently in the process of adding these new maps to our large, sister site, the British Towns Network and they are working very well indeed.

In the meantime, we apologise for any inconvenience.

UPDATE Monday 8th - The prototypes of the new maps are now functional on the St Ives Town Website.

News Date: 05/10/2018 13:10

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Forthcoming Events in or around Broughton

Here are the next five events in the Huntingdonshire Event Diary, the local ones are coloured GOLD and clicking the title will open links to event detail on this website whilst following the "Out of Village' events will open in a new window on their own website. Click 'Show Summary' for exactly what it says, without going anywhere!

If you are organising an event anywhere if Huntingdonshire then follow this link for information on how to add a new event and advertise your event on over 50 websites

An 'Out of Village' event in St Ives

From 08:30 until 14:00 on Saturday 20/10/2018 at The Pavement

An 'Out of Village' event in St Ives

From 19:30 until 21:45 on Friday 26/10/2018 at Corn Exchange

An 'Out of Village' event in St Neots

From 08:00 until 13:00 on Saturday 27/10/2018 at St Neots Market Place

An 'Out of Village' event in St Ives

From 08:30 until 14:00 on Saturday 03/11/2018 at The Pavement

An 'Out of Village' event in St Neots

From 08:00 until 13:00 on Saturday 10/11/2018 at St Neots Market Place

More forthcoming events in Broughton

This site is listed in the British Towns and Villages Encyclopaedia of Great Britain and we can be found in the entry for Broughton