An Introduction…

Across South Kesteven there is heritage worth shouting about. In every village and market town our heritage is literally set in stone, but it is more than simply the buildings around us that make the heritage of South Kesteven so special. It is also the stories of the people who have lived and worked here, who shaped the unique character of the district’s vibrant communities and environments.


Heritage is not just our past, it impacts on our future, and in South Kesteven, our heritage will be a cornerstone in the regeneration of the district, by highlighting, celebrating, and utilising the incredibly rich heritage resource of which the people of South Kesteven should be justly proud.

About InvestSK

Heritage Alive! is part of InvestSK, a multi-disciplinary team tasked by South Kesteven District Council to lead an ambitious £40m economic growth agenda and deliver new inward investment and physical regeneration projects across South Kesteven.


Find out more about InvestSK and the business support it offers at www.investsk.co.uk

Sir Isaac Newton was the most famous pupil of Grantham’s Kings School. More recently, Britain’s first woman Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher was born in the town and Britain’s first policewoman served here. The original Guildhall was made up of three buildings- a Ballroom and Courtroom, a Governor’s Residence and a Jail. Now it houses a lively Arts Centre and the Tourist Information Centre.

At the heart of Grantham is the parish church of St. Wulfram with its soaring 282ft. spire – one of the most important town churches in England. A Town Trail of Grantham is available together with guided walks giving an insight into by-gone days and local history.