Grantham  Lincolnshire


In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Grantham like this:

Grantham.-- parl. and mun. bor., market town, par., and township, S. Lincolnshire, 25 miles SW. of Lincoln and 105 miles N. of London by rail -- parl. bor., 5811 ac., pop. 17,345; mun. bor., 1676 ac., pop. 16,886; par., 5560 ac., pop. 16,442; township, pop. 6080; 3 Banks, 2 newspapers. Market-day, Saturday. ...

From its being situated on the Roman road called Ermine Street, it has been assumed that Grantham was a strong Roman station. The town was first incorporated by Edward IV. in 1463. At the grammar-school Sir Isaac Newton (1642-1727) was educated. With the exception of some agricultural trade, some malting, and a few minor industries, Grantham has no great commercial importance. It returns 1 member to Parliament.

Grantham through time

Grantham is now part of South Kesteven district. Click here for graphs and data of how South Kesteven has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Grantham itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Grantham, in South Kesteven and Lincolnshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 29th February 2024

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