Braceborough

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Braceborough
Old farm buildings and church of St Margaret, Braceborough - geograph.org.uk - 115178.jpg
Braceborough
Braceborough is located in Lincolnshire
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Braceborough shown within Lincolnshire
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52°42′03″N 0°24′19″W / 52.700785°N 0.40536493°W / 52.700785; -0.40536493Coordinates: 52°42′03″N 0°24′19″W / 52.700785°N 0.40536493°W / 52.700785; -0.40536493

Braceborough is a hamlet in the South Kesteven district of Lincolnshire, England. It is situated off the Stamford to Bourne A6121 road, just west of the A15 as it runs between Market Deeping and Bourne. It forms part of the Civil Parish of Braceborough and Wilsthorpe.[1]

The ecclesiastical parish has equivalent boundaries to the civil parish. It is part of the Uffington Group in the Aveland & Ness with Stamford Deanery of the Diocese of Lincoln.[2] The incumbent is Rev Carolyn Kennedy.

The Grade I listed Anglican parish church is dedicated to St Margaret.[3] It was almost entirely rebuilt in 1837.[4]

During the Second World War Braceborough Hall housed elements of the Women's Land Army; it is now a retirement home.[citation needed]

Braceborough Spa[edit]

Near Braceborough is Braceborough Spa which had its own railway station, Braceborough Spa Halt,[5] on the independent Essendine to Bourne Railway. It became part of Great Northern Railway. The line was closed in June 1951.[6]

Detail of 1903 Railway Clearing House diagram showing the railway station

Braceborough Spa, rising in the grounds of Spa House,[4] was popular in the Victorian era for its natural spring waters. A bath house was built in 1841, and Doctor Willis treated George III here for his 'madness'. His royal patient stayed in a wing of Shillingthorpe Hall nearby, now demolished; there is a tablet in Greatford Church commemorating his stay. As with many Victorian Spas, Braceborough's declined in favour of more modern forms of medical treatment,[original research?] and finally closed in 1939.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Parish Council".
  2. ^ "Braceborough P C C". Archived from the original on 16 July 2011.
  3. ^ Historic England. "Church of St Margaret (1360151)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 30 June 2011.
  4. ^ a b Cox, J. Charles (1916) Lincolnshire pp. 77-78; Methuen & Co. Ltd
  5. ^ Historic England. "Braceborough Spa Halt (506986)". PastScape. Retrieved 30 June 2011.
  6. ^ Stennett, Alan (2007). Lost railways of Lincolnshire. Countryside Books. pp. 99–102.
  • Willis, Francis (1823). A Treatise on Mental Derangement, containing the Substance of the Gulstonian Lectures for May 1822. London: Longman. - Published by Dr Willis while resident at Shillingthorpe House.

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