Place:Brant Broughton, Lincolnshire, England

NameBrant Broughton
Alt namesBrant-Broughtonsource: Family History Library Catalog
Broughton-Brantsource: Family History Library Catalog
Burtunesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 169
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates53.083°N 0.633°W
Located inLincolnshire, England
Also located inKesteven, England     (1889 - 1974)
See alsoClaypole Rural, Kesteven, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1931
Brant Broughton and Stragglethorpe, Lincolnshire, Englandcivil parish to which it was transferred in 1931
North Kesteven District, Lincolnshire, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog
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Brant Broughton (pronounced Brew-ton) is a small village in what has been since 1931 the Brant Broughton and Stragglethorpe civil parish, in the North Kesteven District of Lincolnshire, England. It lies north of the A17 road and west of Leadenham, where the A17 crosses the A607 road. The River Brant flows to the east of the village, where it is joined by the Sand Beck. The name itself means 'Burnt fortified settlement', implying the place was burnt down at some point.

The village has a very wide main street with many of the houses dating back to the coaching days of the 18th and 19th centuries when many of the residents were based in London and used the village for their country retreats.

An unusual building in the village is the converted barn in Meeting House Lane, built in 1701. Used as a meeting house by the Quakers, it retains its original furnishings.

The Grade I listed Anglican parish church is dedicated to St. Helen. Although restored between 1873 and 1876, it retains its 170 ft. high spire, an Early English nave, arcades and chancel arch, and Perpendicular vaulted porches and clerestory.

The village was the home of the theologian William Warburton (1698-1779), later the Bishop of Gloucester. He lived at Brant Broughton for eighteen years,

Research Tips

Lincolnshire is very low-lying and land had to be drained for agriculture to be successful. The larger drainage channels, many of which are parallel to each other, became boundaries between parishes. Many parishes are long and thin for this reason.

There is much fenland in Lincolnshire, particularly in the Boston and Horncastle areas. Fenlands tended to be extraparochial before the mid 1850s, and although many sections were identified with names and given the title "civil parish", little information has been found about them. Many appear to be abolished in 1906, but the parish which adopts them is not given in A Vision of Britain through Time. Note the WR category Lincolnshire Fenland Settlements which is an attempt to organize them into one list.

From 1889 until 1974 Lincolnshire was divided into three administrative counties: Parts of Holland, Parts of Kesteven and Parts of Lindsey. These formal names do not fit with modern grammatical usage, but that is what they were, nonetheless. In 1974 the northern section of Lindsey, along with the East Riding of Yorkshire, became the short-lived county of Humberside. In 1996 Humberside was abolished and the area previously in Lincolnshire was made into the two "unitary authorities" of North Lincolnshire and North East Lincolnshire. The remainder of Lincolnshire was divided into "non-metropolitan districts" or "district municipalities" in 1974. Towns, villages and parishes are all listed under Lincolnshire, but the present-day districts are also given so that places in this large county can more easily be located and linked to their wider neighbourhoods. See the WR placepage Lincolnshire, England and the smaller divisions for further explanation.

  • Maps provided online by A Vision of Britain through Time show all the parishes and many villages and hamlets. (Small local reorganization of parishes took place in the 1930s led to differences between the latter two maps.):
  • GENUKI's page on Lincolnshire's Archive Service gives addresses, phone numbers, webpages for all archive offices, museums and libraries in Lincolnshire which may store old records and also presents a list entitled "Hints for the new researcher" which may include details of which you are not aware. These suggestions are becoming more and more outdated, but there's no telling what may be expected in a small library.
  • GENUKI also has pages of information on individual parishes, particularly ecclesiastical parishes. The author may just come up with morsels not supplied in other internet-available sources.
  • Deceased Online now has records for 11 cemeteries and two crematoria in Lincolnshire. This includes Grimsby's Scartho Road cemetery, Scartho Road crematorium, and Cleethorpes cemetery, council records for the City of Lincoln and Gainsborough, and older church records from The National Archives for St Michael's in Stamford, and St Mark's in Lincoln, dating back to 1707. This is a pay website.
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