Brandon Old Hall
Chapel of Ease, dedicated to St. John the Evangelist
|OS grid reference|
|• London||107 mi (172 km) S|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|EU Parliament||East Midlands|
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, linked to the main church at Hough.
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").
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. The garden is walled in the same unique style.
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.
A racing circuit designed for single-seat karts is 1 mile to the north.
- Historic England. "St Johns Chapel of Ease (325876)". PastScape. Retrieved 25 June 2010.
- Historic England. "The Hall (504656)". PastScape. Retrieved 25 June 2010.
- Historic England. "The garden wall at the Hall (504657)". PastScape. Retrieved 25 June 2010.
- Historic England. "Medieval earthworks (1059784)". PastScape. Retrieved 25 June 2010.
- Pevsner, Nicholas; Harris, J (1964). Buildings of England. Lincolnshire. p. 482.
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