The Lincolnshire FHS has published several marriage indexes and a burial index for the Graffoe Deanery to make your search easier.
The parish has also been in the Longoboby Deanery in the 1800s.
The United Methodists had a chapel here by 1900. The Primitive Methodists built their chapel in 1872. For information and assistance in researching these chapels, see our non-conformist religions page.
This village and parish lie just south of Lincoln in Lincolnshire, across the River Witham. Waddington parish is to the south. The parish only covers about 395 acres, far smaller than in earlier times. In 1881, the parish covered about 1,500 acres.
The village of Bracebridge Heath is the largest village in the parish, lying about a half mile from the River Witham. If you are planning a visit:
By automobile, take the A15 trunk road south out of Lincoln or north out of Sleaford. Where the A607 arterial road out of Grantham intersects, you are in Bracebridge Heath village.
Bracebridge Heath Village Hall is on Red Hall Lane, to the west of the A15 road.
The parish was in the ancient Graffoe (or Boothby Graffoe) Wapentake in the Central Lindsey division of the county, parts of Lindsey.
In ancient times, the parish was a Liberty of Lincoln.
Boundary realignments sometimes placed the parish in the West Lindsey division of the county. It is also considered part of the Lincoln City Parliamentary Borough as of 1885. The village formed its own Urban District Council in April, 1898.
The civil parish is technically "Bracebridge Heath". It was formed on 31 March, 1898 from the old ecclesiastical parish of Bracebridge.