About our village

There are many villages named Broughton in Great Britain, and several of them have history websites. Our Broughton is in Hampshire, in the Test Valley, on the Wallop Brook. There were settlements here since before Roman Times, mainly farming and trading locally.  The Manor and the mills are mentioned in the Domesday Book (1086). Today there are about 450 dwellings, and just under 1000 people, with domestic architecture spanning 600 years. Our church dates from the 13th century, and the dovecote in the churchyard was built in 1340. Agriculture and its supporting trades were the main employment up to the 1930s. Today, the residents have a wide range of 21st century occupations. Some travel to work in London and other cities; there are small businesses based in homes, or providing local services, and a number of retired people.

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