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Boughton (pronounced 'Booton') is recorded in the Domesday Book and has had a varied history: it has played host to Viking invaders and Italian and German prisoners of war, and at one stage formed part of the vast Rufford Estate.

Originally a small hamlet centred around St Matthew's Church, farming was the main occupation until the 1930s, when the face of Boughton began to change dramatically. The sinking of Ollerton Colliery and the housing stock that followed means that today the boundary between New Ollerton and Boughton can be difficult to recognise.

Within Boughton's boundaries lies the magnificent listed Edwardian Pumping Station, which formerly supplied over three million gallons of clean water each day to homes in the city of Nottingham. Adjacent to the Pumping Station lies Boughton Brake - an area of ancient woodland that is criss-crossed by a number of public footpaths. If you would like to know more about the Brake please click here.


  • Boughton Brake
  • Parking: free in car park adjacent to Boughton Pumping Station (signposted from New Ollerton)

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