Brandon, Lincolnshire

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Brandon
Brandon Old Hall - geograph.org.uk - 166867.jpg
Brandon Old Hall
Brandon Chapel - geograph.org.uk - 164582.jpg
Chapel of Ease, dedicated to St. John the Evangelist
Brandon is located in Lincolnshire
Brandon

 Brandon shown within Lincolnshire
OS grid referenceSK904482
    - London107 mi (172 km)  S
DistrictSouth Kesteven
Shire countyLincolnshire
RegionEast Midlands
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townGRANTHAM
Postcode districtNG32
Dialling code01400 (Loveden)
PoliceLincolnshire
FireLincolnshire
AmbulanceEast Midlands
EU ParliamentEast Midlands
UK ParliamentSleaford and North Hykeham
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Coordinates: 53°01′N 0°39′W / 53.02°N 00.65°W / 53.02; -00.65

Brandon
Brandon Old Hall - geograph.org.uk - 166867.jpg
Brandon Old Hall
Brandon Chapel - geograph.org.uk - 164582.jpg
Chapel of Ease, dedicated to St. John the Evangelist
Brandon is located in Lincolnshire
Brandon

 Brandon shown within Lincolnshire
OS grid referenceSK904482
    - London107 mi (172 km)  S
DistrictSouth Kesteven
Shire countyLincolnshire
RegionEast Midlands
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townGRANTHAM
Postcode districtNG32
Dialling code01400 (Loveden)
PoliceLincolnshire
FireLincolnshire
AmbulanceEast Midlands
EU ParliamentEast Midlands
UK ParliamentSleaford and North Hykeham
List of places
UK
England
Lincolnshire

Brandon is a small village in South Kesteven, south Lincolnshire, England, part of the civil parish of Hough-on-the-Hill.

The village is also part of the ecclesiastical parish of Hough on the Hill, part of the Loveden Deanery of the Diocese of Lincoln. There is a chapel of ease dedicated to St John the Evangelist,[1] linked to the main church at Hough.

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Geography

It is situated between Stubton and Caythorpe, just west of the River Brant, from which the village gets its name. The East Coast Main Line is just over 1 mile (1.6 km) to the south-west.

The village's placename is likely derived in part from the name of the river, and thus means "hill by the River Brant". The placename is thus composed of two Old English elements: brant (meaning "steep", "deep") and dūn (meaning "hill").[1]

History

A notable building is Brandon Old Hall, built in the 16th century. Built of coursed dark gold bands of ironstone, light gold bands of ironstone, narrow bands of blue lias with limestone ashlar dressings.[2] The garden is walled in the same unique style.[3]

Medieval earthworks of a toft (homestead with land), a hollow way and some boundaries have been identified around the existing village.[4]

The church, or chapel, was restored in 1872 by Kirk of Sleaford. It includes fragments of Saxon stonework whose origin is uncertain, and a Norman door. The style is Early English with Decorated and Perpendicular features.[1][5]

Businesses

Much of the employment in the village remains agricultural. A racing circuit designed for single-seat karts is 1 mile to the north.

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