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Census

  • The parish was in the Colsterworth sub-district of the Grantham Registration District.
  • In an 1890 district re-organization, the parish was transfered to the new "Grantham South" sub-district of the Grantham Registration District.
  • Check our Census Resource page for county-wide resources.
  • The table below gives census piece numbers, where known:
Census
Year
Piece No.
1841H.O. 107 / 615
1851H.O. 107 / 2102
1861R.G. 9 / 2347
1871R.G. 10 / 3354
1891R.G. 12 / 2582
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Church History

  • The Anglican parish church is dedicated to Saint Margaret.
  • The church was built around 1200.
  • The church chancel was rebuilt in 1870 in a simpler design.
  • The church will seat about 100 persons.
  • There is a photograph of Saint Margaret's Church on the Wendy PARKINSON web site under her "Still more Lincolnshire churches".
  • Robert DANYLEC has a photograph of St. Margaret's Church on Geo-graph, taken in December, 2005.
  • J. HANNAH-BRIGGS has a photograph of the church interior on Geo-graph, taken in April, 2012.
  • Here are two photos of St. Margaret's Church, taken by Ron COLE (who retains the copyright):

 

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Church Records

  • The parish register contains baptisms from 1770, marriages from 1759 and burials from 1773.
  • The Lincolnshire FHS has published several indexes (marriage and burial) for the Beltisloe Deanery to make your search easier.
  • The National Burial Index (NBI) covers 286 Braceby burials from 1813 to 1994, (with gaps).
  • Check our Church Records page for county-wide resources.
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Civil Registration

  • The parish was in the Colsterworth sub-district of the Grantham Registration District.
  • In an 1890 district re-organization, the parish was transfered to the new "Grantham South" sub-district of the Grantham Registration District.
  • Check our Civil Registration page for sources and background on Civil Registration which began in July, 1837.
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Description & Travel

Braceby is a village and parish about 7 miles east of Grantham and 4 miles west of Folkingham. Ropsley parish lies to the west and Sapperton parish to the south. The parish covers only about 900 acres.

The village sits on a rise. It is currently designated a Conservation Area. If you are planning a visit:

  • Braceby is a small village, a hamlet really, but it has over 1,000 years of history.
  • Just east of Braceby, the parish has planted a new woodland to restore some of the native trees to the area.
  • You may want to see what's new at the Braceby Village website.
  • Check the Carlberry Company website for coach schedules.
  • See our touring page for visitor services.
You can see pictures of Braceby which are provided by:

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Braceby has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.

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Manors

  • The Manor House, which is near the church, was partly rebuilt in the 1800s. It bears a date of 1653.
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Maps

  • See our Maps page for additional resources.

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TF016354 (Lat/Lon: 52.906439, -0.490782), Braceby which are provided by:

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Military History

Braceby was an emergency landing field during Work War I. No flight operations were conducted from this field.

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Military Records

For a photograph of the Braceby War Memorial plaque in the church and the names on it, see the Roll of Honour site.

  • Pt. John Cheavins No. 37219
    7th E Yorks killed in action in France
    12th April 1918 age 25 yrs
  • Pt. Frederick Cheavins No. 40966
    8th Leics died of wounds in Belgium
    22nd October 1917 age 27 yrs
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Politics & Government

  • This place was an ancient parish in county Lincoln and became a modern Civil Parish when those were established.
  • The parish was in the ancient Winnibriggs and Threo Wapentake in the South Kesteven district in the parts of Kesteven in the 19th century.
  • The parish was also in the Grantham Soke until the 1830s.
  • In 1931, the Civil Parish of Braceby was abolished and merged into the combined Civil Parish of Braceby and Sapperton.
  • You can contact the local Ropsley and Humby Parish Council regarding civic or political issues. They are NOT staffed to assist you with family hisotry questions.
  • For today's district governance, contact the South Kesteven District Council.
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Poor Houses, Poor Law

  • As a result of the Poor Law Amendment Act reforms of 1834, the parish became part of the Grantham Poor Law Union.
  • Bastardy cases would be heard in the Spittlegate petty sessional hearings.
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Population

YearInhabitants
180171
1841155
1851151
1861168
1871138
1881115
189196
190177
191189
200126
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Schools

  • In the 1800s, the parish children were attending school in nearby Ropsley and Newton parishes.
  • The village school was built after 1913 and closed in 1958. The students transfered to another school.
  • For more on researching school records, see our Schools Research page.