"Early C16, 1637, C18, C19, C20. Coursed dark gold bands of ironstone, light gold bands of ironstone, narrow bands of blue lias and limestone ashlar dressings"
DB 29 March 2018
Reported in Mail Online that :-
Tree was planted by Old Hall in Brandon to encourage silk trade by James I
But he planted black mulberry, instead of white where silk worms thrive
In 2009 Prince Charles visited Old Hall and its owners to plant correct tree
Home is Grade II*-listed with six bedrooms and with five reception rooms
Also featured in the January 2016 issue of Lincolnshire Life.
St John's is a small Chapel of Ease restored by Charles Kirk in 1872, but retaining much medieval work.
Both the south doorway and the arcade are Norman and date from the 12th century.
"Chapel of ease. Early C12, late C12, C14, C15, 1872 by Kirk of Sleaford"
"East end has C12 plinth and stringcourse with C15 east window of 3 lights with perpendicular tracery"
The south porch was added when the church was restored in 1872 by Charles Kirk.
"South doorway has early C12 chip star decorated lintel and tympanum with C19 door"
An earlier view from 1990 showing the west front.
"West front of coursed ironstone rubble with ashlar bands, C19 pointed window of 2 lights and oculus containing trefoil, flanking angle buttresses of 2 stages and C19 bell turret with 2 trefoil headed openings for bells and coped gable"
Peter Kirk Collection, 13 January 1990