Brant Broughton

Brant Broughton (pronounced Brew-ton) is a small village in the Brant Broughton and Stragglethorpe civil parish (where the population is listed), in the North Kesteven district of Lincolnshire, England. It lies north of the A17 approximately 8 miles (13 km) east of Newark-on-Trent, 12 miles (19 km) north west of Sleaford and 12 miles (19 km) south of Lincoln.

Brant Broughton
St Helen's Church, Brant Broughton
Brant Broughton is located in Lincolnshire
Brant Broughton
Brant Broughton
Location within Lincolnshire
OS grid referenceSK917542
• London110 mi (180 km) S
Civil parish
  • Brant Broughton and Stragglethorpe
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townLincoln
Postcode districtLN5
AmbulanceEast Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
53°04′40″N 0°37′57″W / 53.077715°N 0.63253°W / 53.077715; -0.63253Coordinates: 53°04′40″N 0°37′57″W / 53.077715°N 0.63253°W / 53.077715; -0.63253


Brant Broughton 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.[1] The name itself means 'fortified settlement on the River Brant’.

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.[citation needed]

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.[2]

The Grade I listed Anglican parish church of St Helen,[3] which Pevsner describes as having "one of the most elegant spires of Lincolnshire".[4] 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.[5]

Notable peopleEdit

The village was the home of the theologian William Warburton, later the Bishop of Gloucester. He lived at Brant Broughton for eighteen years, during which time his studies resulted in his treatises Alliance between Church and State (1736) and Divine Legation of Moses (2 vols., 1737–41).[6]

In 1798 Sir Richard Sutton, 2nd Baronet of Norwood Park, Nottinghamshire, was born in Brant Broughton.[7]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Get-a-map online". Ordnance Survey. Retrieved 26 March 2013.
  2. ^ Historic England. "MEETING HOUSE AND ATTACHED STABLE (1061898)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 15 February 2014.
  3. ^ Historic England. "Church of St Helen (1147497)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 2 July 2011.
  4. ^ N. Pevsner & J. Harris, Lincolnshire; Buildings of England (1964), Vol. 27, p.484
  5. ^ Cox, J. Charles (1916) Lincolnshire pp. 79, 80; Methuen & Co. Ltd
  6. ^ "Warburton, William" . Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 1885–1900.
  7. ^ Urban 1856, p. 80.


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