The name probably survives from the broad estate of the Saxons, which has remained as an open green.


The Broadhill in the Spring

The Broad Hill was formerly used by the cottagers for stacking their wood faggots and for their clothes lines.

The copper beech tree was planted to commemorate the coronation of King George VI in 1937.

Two cherry trees were planted on the Broad Hill to commemorate the Coronation in 1953.

It was cleaned up, levelled and re-seeded in 1966 to commemorate the death of Sir Winston Churchill.

Lower Village

Lower Village

'A complaint was brought forward pertaining to matters concerning the green in Lower Village known as Broad Hill. It was contended that no one could monopolise this green. The children had always played there and it was ideal for that purpose. The Councillors were unanimous in the resolution that steps should be taken to ensure the free access of the children to the Broad Hill. Another complaint lodged regarding obstruction by cars in Lower Village was left on the table for another meeting.' (Parish Council report, June 1939)

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