History of Grantham

Grantham is in Lincolnshire.

Eleanor Crosses

On 04 Dec 1290 Eleanor of Castile (49) body rested at Grantham.

Around 1534 Bishop John Still 1543-1608 was born at Grantham. He was educated at the The King's School Grantham and Christ's College.

On 23 Mar 1643 Charles Cavendish 1620-1643 (22) was captured at Grantham.

John Evelyn's Diary 20 August 1654. 20 Aug 1654. From hence we had a most pleasant ride over a large heath open like Salisbury Plain, to Grantham, a pretty town, so well situated on the side of a bottom which is large and at a distance environed with ascending grounds, that for pleasure I consider it comparable to most inland places of England; famous is the steeple for the exceeding height of the shaft, which is of stone.

About eighteen miles south, we pass by a noble seat, and see Boston at a distance. Here, we came to a parish of which the parson had tithe ale.

Thence through Rutland, we brought night to Horninghold, from whence I set out on this excursion.

The River Witham rises near South Witham from where it flows past North Witham, Colsterworth, Easton to Great Ponton where it is joined by the Cringle Brook.

From Great Ponton the River Witham flows through Grantham, Belton Grantham, past Barkston, Marston and Hougham, Westborough, Long Benington, Claypole, Beckingham, Norton Disney, Bassingham, Haddington, Aubourn through the centre of Lincoln where it joined by the River Till.

From Lincoln it flows under Five Mile Bridge, past Bardney Abbey, Kirkstead, under Tattershall Bridge after which it is joined by the River Bain

After Tattershall the River Witham flows through canalised sections under Lanrick Bridge, past Anton's Gowt to Boston where it is joined by the South Forty Foot Drain. After Boston the River Witham flows into the The Wash around eight kilometres away.

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Belton Grantham, Lincolnshire

Around 1229 Ralph Blount 1229-1298 was born to Robert Blount 1197-1288 (32) and Isabel Odingsells 1202-1278 (27) at Belton Grantham.

Around 1231 Walter Blount 1231- was born to Robert Blount 1197-1288 (34) and Isabel Odingsells 1202-1278 (29) at Belton Grantham.

Around 1233 William Blount 1233-1316 was born to Robert Blount 1197-1288 (36) and Isabel Odingsells 1202-1278 (31) at Belton Grantham.

On 10 Feb 1247 Rohesia Verdun 1204-1247 (43) died at Belton Grantham.

In 1263 Thomas Blount 1263-1328 was born to Ralph Blount 1229-1298 (34) at Belton Grantham.

In 1288 Robert Blount 1197-1288 (91) died at Belton Grantham.

In 1295 William Blount 1295-1366 was born to Thomas Blount 1263-1328 (32) at Belton Grantham.

The River Witham rises near South Witham from where it flows past North Witham, Colsterworth, Easton to Great Ponton where it is joined by the Cringle Brook.

From Great Ponton the River Witham flows through Grantham, Belton Grantham, past Barkston, Marston and Hougham, Westborough, Long Benington, Claypole, Beckingham, Norton Disney, Bassingham, Haddington, Aubourn through the centre of Lincoln where it joined by the River Till.

From Lincoln it flows under Five Mile Bridge, past Bardney Abbey, Kirkstead, under Tattershall Bridge after which it is joined by the River Bain

After Tattershall the River Witham flows through canalised sections under Lanrick Bridge, past Anton's Gowt to Boston where it is joined by the South Forty Foot Drain. After Boston the River Witham flows into the The Wash around eight kilometres away.

The King's School Grantham, Lincolnshire

The King's School Grantham.

Around 1530 William Cecil 1st Baron Burghley 1520-1598 (9) educated at The King's School Grantham.

After 1585 Marcus Gheeraerts Painter 1562-1636 (attributed). Portrait of William Cecil 1st Baron Burghley 1520-1598. His right-hand is holding the Lord Treasurer Staff of Office. Around 1565 Unknown Painter. Portrait of William Cecil 1st Baron Burghley 1520-1598. His right-hand is holding the Lord Treasurer Staff of Office. After 1590 Unknown Painter. Portrait of William Cecil 1st Baron Burghley 1520-1598. His left-hand is holding the Lord Treasurer Staff of Office.

Around 1534 Bishop John Still 1543-1608 was born at Grantham. He was educated at the The King's School Grantham and Christ's College.

St Wulfram's Church Grantham