St Helen's Church, Brant Broughton
|Brant Broughton shown within Lincolnshire|
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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 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. The name itself means 'Burnt fortified settlement', implying the place was burnt down at some point.
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.
The Grade I listed Anglican parish church of St Helen, which is said[by whom?] to have the most elegant spire in Lincolnshire. 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.
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).
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