Broughton, Wrexham

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Broughton (Welsh: Brychdyn) is a village, community and ecclesiastical parish in the County Borough of Wrexham in Wales. The community is made up of the villages of Southsea, Brynteg, Caego, New Broughton, Pentre Broughton, Lodge and Moss.


The parish of Broughton was created on 15 February 1909, from part of the township of Broughton, in Brymbo] parish. Prior to 1844 the area had been part of the ancient parish of Wrexham.

The area was formerly heavily industrialised with rich and extensive deposits of coal, lead, and iron ore.

The parish church of St. Paul's, was built in 1889. A mission church, St. Peter's, was opened in 1895.

On 7 May 1921, a small part of the parish was transferred to the new parish of Southsea.


Years County
pre 1536 Powys Fadog
1536 - 31 March 1974 Denbighshire
1 April 1974 - 31 March 1996 Clwyd
from 1 April 1996 Wrexham

Census Records

The parish of Wrexham, and later the parish of Broughton, formed part of the Wrexham Registrar's District.

Year Parts
1841 missing
1851 HO107/2503 folios 746-815 & 827-829
1861 RG9/4285 folios 50 & 85-95
RG9/4286 folios 1-72
1871 RG10/5655 folios 31-end
RG10/5656 folio 75
RG10/5658 folios 109-111 & 121
1881 RG11/5516 folios 1-103
RG115520 folios 102-104 & 120
1891 RG12/4615 folios 1-98
RG12/4619 folios 96-98 & 113
1901 RG13/

Church Records


Nonconformist Church Records


Civil Records

Births, marriages and deaths in Broughton are recorded in the GRO indexes as:

Years Sub-district District Volumes
1 Jul 1837 - 1974 Wrexham Wrexham XXVII (1837-51)
11b (1852-1946)
8A (1946-74)

Poor Law Union

The Wrexham Union was created on 30 March 1837 and the parish of Wrexham, and later the parish of Broughton, formed part of this. A workhouse was built at Croesnewydd in Wrexham. The records of the Wrexham Union are now held at Denbighshire Record Office in Ruthin.



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