About the Parish
The village of Great Broughton is situated on the B1257, 2 miles south of Stokesley and lies at the foot of the North York Moors. The old villages of Magna & Parva Broctun (Great & Little Broughton) are mentioned in the Domesday Book and Parva Broctun is situated to the east of the present village.
The moors surrounding the village were famous for jet mining in the 19th century and the spoil from the drift mines can be seen along the sides of Hasty Bank and Cold Moor. The jet miners who worked the nearby hills were given the rare distinction of having a public house named after them in the centre of the village. A well known land mark is the promontory of rocks ‘The Wainstones’ visible on top of Hasty Bank to the south of the village.
There are a number of voluntary organisations existing in the village which provide all types of social events.
Kirkby and Great Broughton Church of England VA Primary School is a small vibrant school situated between the two villages of Great Broughton and Kirkby-in-Cleveland. The school was founded by the Henry Edmunds Trust which was set up for the purpose of providing education for the young people in the area. Originally there were two schools, one in each village, Kirkby for boys was founded in 1683 and the Great Broughton school was only for girls. The two were amalgamated in 1974 with a new purpose built school. The school takes part in many activities around the village including the Annual Easter Duck Race. The headteacher is Mrs Celia Wilson.
The shop found in the centre of the village is well stocked and has a post office. Banking facilities are available for cash withdrawals and deposits for customers of Barclays,Alliance & Leicester,Co-op and Lloyds TSB. Bills for Water, Telephone, Gas and Electricity and TV licenses can be paid here. Travel Insurance is available.