In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Branston like this:
BRANSTON, or Branson, a parish in the district and county of Lincoln; 4 miles SE of Lincoln r. station. It includes a fen allotment, and has a post office under Lincoln. Acres, 5,389. Real property, £9,269. Pop., 1,469. Houses, 283. The property is much subdivided. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Lincoln. Value, £677.* Patron, the Rev. B. Curtois. The church is pretty good; and there are two Methodist chapels, a Church school. and charities £25.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Branston, in North Kesteven and Lincolnshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 26th March 2017
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