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It straddles the London to Edinburgh East Coast Main Line railway and the River Witham and is bounded to the west by the A1 main north–south trunk road.
Grantham lies about 23 miles (37 km) south of the county town of Lincoln, and about 22 miles (35 km) east of Nottingham.
An 'Eleanor Cross' was later erected in the town, although its precise location has not been identified.
In 1363 "The Castles, Manors and towns of Stamford and Grantham" were granted to Edmund of Langley, 1st Duke of York, and fifth son of Edward III of England.
The question has been raised as to whether Grantham House was the site of a castle, however, no such site has been reliably identified.
The street name "Castlegate" cannot be traced further back than the 17th century.
Residents of a picturesque Lincolnshire village are furious after an empty property became overrun by rats.
Grantham is notable for being the birthplace of the former UK Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, for having educated Isaac Newton at its King's School, for having the first female police officer in the United Kingdom (Edith Smith in 1914), and for producing the first running diesel engine in 1892 and the UK's first tractor in 1896.She had a hall, two carucates and land for three ploughs without geld, and 111 burgesses.Ivo had one church and four mills rendering 12 shillings, and eight acres of meadow without geld. In Spittlegate, St Wulfram of Grantham has half a carucate of land to the geld.The place name element grand could possibly mean "gravel".The name of the town is the origin of the Scottish surname, now often used as a given name, Graham.