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Branston or Branson, Lincolnshire

Historical Description

Branston or Branson, a parish in Lincolnshire, 4 miles SE of Lincoln, and 1¼ mile S from Branston and Heighington station on the G.E. and G.N. Joint line from Spalding to Doncaster. It includes a fen allotment, and has a post, money order, and telegraph office under Lincoln. Acreage, 5679; population, 1221. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Lincoln; net value, £575 with residence. The church is a building of stone in the Early Norman and Early English styles. It was restored in 1876. There is a Wesleyan chapel. Branston Hall and Long Hills are chief residences.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyLincolnshire 
Ecclesiastical parishBranston All Saints 
Poor Law unionLincoln 

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Church Records

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1595-1911 1595-18491595-1911

Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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