River Brant at Blackmoor bridge
|Country within the UK||England|
|District||North Kesteven, South Kesteven|
|Villages||Gelston, Brandon, Stragglethorpe, Brant Broughton|
|• location||Gelston, Lincolnshire|
|• elevation||60 m (200 ft)|
|River Witham near South Hykeham, Lincolnshire|
|5 m (16 ft)|
|Length||23 km (14 mi)|
|Basin size||138 km2 (53 sq mi)|
|• location||Brant Broughton|
|• average||0.24 m3/s (8.5 cu ft/s)|
|• left||Sand Beck, West Brant Syke|
|• right||The Beck|
|Progression : Brant — Witham — The Haven — North Sea|
In 1855 the River was described as follows;
"Brant, a tributary of the Witham in the western part of the county of Lincoln. This small stream has its rise in several fine springs in the parish of Hough-on-the-Hill, and pursues its humble course in a northern direction, westward of a range of high land."
The Brant rises on the flank of Summerfields Hill to the south-west of Gelston near Hough-on-the-Hill and curves round such that it flows almost directly north, parallel to the Limestone Lincolnshire Edge. The river flows past Brandon to which it gives its name, then reaches Stragglethorpe where it is joined by The Beck, which drains Fulbeck. At Brant Broughton it meets with its largest tributary the Sand Beck, and then continues north passing the Low Fields of Navenby, Boothby Graffoe and Coleby where it flows to the west of the deserted medieval village of Skinnand and the remains of Somerton Castle. Further north it then reaches its confluence with the River Witham between the villages of Aubourn and South Hykeham.
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