The hamlet of Brandon had a small chapel of ease, originally built in Norman times, restored in 1872 by the Earl BROWNLOW. Register entries should be found under All Saints.
The LFHS has published several indexes for the Loveden Deanery to make your search easier.
The hamlet of Gelston had a Wesleyan Methodist chapel. And Brandon Grange was the site of a meeting house for the Society of Friends. For information and assistance in researching these chapels, see our non-conformist religions page.
This village and parish lies just seven miles due north of Grantham and about nine miles west of Sleaford. Caythorpe parish is just to the northeast, with Normanton parish to the east and Hougham parish to the southwest. The parish covers about 4,000 acres.
The village of Hough on the Hill sits appropriately on a commanding rise. The hamlets of Brandon (two miles north-west of the village) and Gelston (one mile south-west) are part of the parish. Brandon is between two branches of the River Brant (hence its name). On Castle Hill, near the church, are several springs, often cited as the source of the River Brant. If you are planning a visit:
Hough le Hill is west of the A607 north out of Grantham.
Visitors may wish to stay at the Brownlow Arms on Frieston Road.
Martin DAWES has a photograph of the Brownlow Arms on Geo-graph, taken in June, 2013.
Richard CROFT has a photograph of the Village Sign on Geo-graph, taken in July, 2009.
The name Hough is Old English haga, or "enclosure". The name has also appeared as Hach. The parish is listed in the 1086 Domesday Book as Hag. It is not clear when the "le Hill" or "on the Hill" suffix was added, but it was apparently done to differentiate the village from similarly named places on railway time tables. [A. D. MILLS, "A Dictionary of English Place-Names," Oxford University Press, 1991]