Station and Brant Road

Overview

Station Road and Brant Road Character Area lies at the base of the limestone escarpment overlooking the Witham valley. Much of the land is low-lying, although there is a slight rise eastwards towards the foot of the escarpment. The Character Area is mostly residential in nature, apart from a single local shop and a social club, and is characterised by linear development along the major arterial routes of Brant Road and Station Road with small areas of cul-de-sac development at its southeast corner (e.g. Somerville Close).
 
The area retains few traces of its historical past, with sections of 18th century field boundaries and remnants of the Lincoln to Honington branch railway still identifiable in the Character Area.
 
The earliest houses in the area date to the Late Victorian/Edwardian Period [1869 – 1919 AD], although the main phase of construction took place in the Inter-war [1920 – 1945 AD] and Post-war [1946 – 1966] periods. Ribbon development in the latter period spread southwards along Brant Road, and subsequently along Station Road. However, the agricultural fields at the corner of Station and Brant Road separate properties in the area into two distinct groups of houses. The handful of Late Victorian/Edwardian properties are dispersed amongst later developments of Inter-war and Post-war linear development which often take the form of short distinct build units. Development in the Modern period [1967 – Present day] consists of small build units, bespoke infill properties and small cul-de-sac developments built to utilise the space to the rear of properties on the main roads.
  
Civic and commercial buildings in the area include a social club and local shop. There are some dual purpose residential properties, e.g. the house also run as a children’s nursery.
 
Roads are busy, especially at peak times, but are generally well maintained. Communal green space is minimal, the playing field and bowling green are well maintained, but many verges are worn where they are used to park vehicles
 
There are good wide ranging views from Station Road over the Witham Valley Character Area, although most access points to the east from this area are private.
View northeast along Brant Road, note original spiked finials to the top of the telegraph poles

Key Statistics

Latitude/Longitude: (53.179365, -0.560533)
Character Area Type: Residential
Location: Outer suburbs
Predominant Period: Inter-war (1920 to 1945 AD)
Secondary Period: Post-war (1946 to 1966 AD)
Average Building Type: Detached
Average Building Density: High