Braceborough shown within Lincolnshire
|OS grid reference|
|– London||80 mi (130 km) S|
|Civil parish||Braceborough and Wilsthorpe|
|Unitary authority||South Kesteven|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|EU Parliament||East Midlands|
|UK Parliament||Grantham and Stamford|
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.
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. The incumbent is Rev Carolyn Kennedy.
Near Braceborough is Braceborough Spa which had its own railway station, Braceborough Spa Halt, on the independent Essendine to Bourne Railway. It became part of Great Northern Railway. The line was closed in June 1951.
Braceborough Spa, rising in the grounds of Spa House, 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.
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- Location map of Braceborough
- Aerial view of Braceborough
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