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History of the parish

Branston was originally a small village by the name of Branstone, beside the River Trent and lies to the South of Burton upon Trent.  It spread in the 19th Century along the main Burton to Lichfield Road which is now the dual carriageway by A38.
There is much 19th and 20th century housing along Clays Lane North of the village and along Burton Road to the East.