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Upper Broughton

Information and a map of Upper Broughton Conservation Area.

Church of St Luke. The churchyard contains 65 mainly 18th century Listed headstones, in 3 groups. The boundary of the 16 hectare Conservation Area includes nearly all of the built-up area and its population of 265 people. Designated in 1973, it includes 15 Listed Buildings or structures.

The Grade I Listed church of St Luke is mostly 13th century, with 14th century work in the tower. Remains of the south arcade from 1200 can also be seen. This small but very attractive church of brown sandstone has unfortunately weathered badly - the tower’s buttresses are all but worn away. Of interest in the porch is a fragment of the Norman tympanum (a semi-circular frieze above a door).

Buildings within the village are loosely grouped but harmoniously linked by walls, fences, mature hedges and trees. Typical of south Nottinghamshire, red brick with roofs of slate or clay pantile are the predominant building materials.

At the Old Rectory, a plaque can be found on which the ornamental legend reads "NON SIBI SOLI AD1854" meaning "Not for oneself alone".

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