The Nineteenth Century


Early Decades

The early decades of the 19th Century saw a period of steady prosperity and financial stability. This prosperity spread out from the canal into the village of Braunston

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"Cathedral of the Canals"

With Braunston at the “heart of the Canals” there was a tendency for passing boatmen to meet and marry local girls and set up homes in the village

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Rebuilding All Saints'

The second church on the site of All Saints was demolished in 1848. The building was in a dilapidated condition prior to demolition

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Recovering connections with art and beauty

It is a romantic notion that the early boating families coined the title the “Cathedral of the Canals” as at the time the church must have been a magical place

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