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The name Broxtowe comes from the old Anglo Saxon name Broculstowe, which is thought to refer to a dwelling-place, but the name could refer to the stoe of someone named Brocul.[3] It is also thought that the estate was named after Broxtowe Hall which was located off Broxtowe Lane,[4] but was demolished in 1937.[5]

Construction of the estate commenced in the 1930s, and in 1937, Roman coins and pottery were discovered by the workmen who were engaged in constructing the sewers and the roads for the council estate. It was assumed that the estate was once the site of a Castra, but research proved it was a British hut settlement.[6]


Demography and Ethnic GroupsEdit

According to the data of the 2001 Census, the estate has a population of 4,847, and a majority of the population are aged 25–44, who make up 29.2% of the estate's population.

The census also shows that 90.3% of the estate's population is White British, as well as 1.1% being White Irish, and 0.8% classed as Other White. 3.8% of the population is Mixed Race, 0.9% is Asian or Asian British, 2.6% is Black or Black British, and other ethnic groups making 0.5% of the estate's population.[7]


The 2001 Census shows that 53.8% of the estate's population are Christian and Atheists making 35.35 of the population. 0.7% of the population are Muslim and Buddhism, Hinduism and Judaism each score 0.1%. 0.2% of the population are Sikh, other religions make up 0.3% of the population and 9.5% did not state their religion.[8]

Broxtowe has the St Martha the Housewife Parish Church located inside the estate on the corner of Westleigh Road and Frinton Road.[9]


Broxtowe has a row of shops and facilities located on Broxtowe Lane, including a post office, convenience store, a Greggs,[10], a Spar store, a barber shop, a pharmacy, a Lloyds Bank, and other facilities located on the corner of Broxtowe Lane and Strelley Road.[11]

Bus servicesEdit

Nottingham City Transport

35: Nottingham → Derby Road → QMCUniversity ParkWollaton ValeBilboroughStrelleyBroxtoweBulwell[12]

77C: Nottingham → Alfreton Road → Aspley LaneStrelleyBroxtoweCinderhill[13]

78: Nottingham → Alfreton Road → Nuthall Road → BroxtoweStrelley[14]

N77: Nottingham → Alfreton Road → Aspley LaneStrelleyBroxtoweCinderhillWhitemoor[15]

Silverdale Tours

S34: Ainsley Estate → BeechdaleStrelleyBroxtoweAspleyBulwell[16]


  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ "Broxtowe Estate Community Census Profile 2001". Retrieved 17 September 2017.
  3. ^ "Broxtowe Hall". Retrieved 17 September 2017.
  4. ^ "Maid of Broxtowe". Retrieved 17 September 2017.
  5. ^ "Broxtowe Hall". Retrieved 17 September 2017.
  6. ^ "Broxtowe, Nottingham: A report on the early Iron Age settlement discoveries". Retrieved 17 September 2017.
  7. ^ "Broxtowe Estate Community Census Profile 2001". Retrieved 17 September 2017.
  8. ^ "Broxtowe Estate Community Census Profile 2001". Retrieved 17 September 2017.
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  10. ^ [3]
  11. ^ [4]
  12. ^, Base,. "Service 35 on Orange Line".
  13. ^, Base,. "Service 77C on Turquoise Line".
  14. ^, Base,. "Service 78 on Turquoise Line".
  15. ^, Base,. "Service N77 on Turquoise Line".
  16. ^, Base,. "Shoplink service S34 ran by Silverdale Tours" (PDF).