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Broughton, Flintshire

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Broughton, Flintshire

Broughton is a small district in Flintshire, Wales, close to the Wales–England border and located to the west of the City of Chester, England. Along with the nearby village of Bretton, the total population was 5,791 at the 2001 Census. Broughton is home to a large aircraft factory at Hawarden Airport. This was completed by late 1939 for the use by Vickers Armstrong in building 5,786 Wellington bombers.
Post townCHESTER
Administrative CountyFlintshire
Traditional CountyFlintshire
OS GridSJ3463
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Region
CountryWales
Police AuthorityNorth Wales
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNorth Wales
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNorth Wales
Ambulance AuthorityWelsh
Dialling code01244
Population5,791 (2001 Census)
 

Other names by which Broughton, Flintshire has been known in the past

Brochetone ~ Brochetune

Broughton, Flintshire in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Broughton, township and ry. sta. (Broughton Hall), Hawarden par., W. Flintshire, 4½ miles SW. of Chester; P.O.; contains B. Hall.

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