[caption id="attachment_1451" align="alignright" width="473"] White Cottage - the former Grantham Pest House (photo: Courtesy of Grantham Civic Society)[/caption]  A historic Grantham cottage that was once home to plague victims is to be preserved as a Grade II Listed Building after being highlighted by South Kesteven District...

  Crowds packed into Grantham Guildhall on 16th October 1882. The Mayor, George Slater Esq, along with the other Grantham magistrates were due to make their decision on a case which had been the talk of the town for the past fortnight. The evidence had been heard,...

Over £9000 has been awarded to heritage projects in South Kesteven through the Heritage Alive! grants fund.  [caption id="attachment_1415" align="alignright" width="309"] Trevor Ridsdale and Sue Sulston from the ChristChurch Community Project receive their grant funding from Cllr Helen Goral, SKDC, Claire Saunders, InvestSK, Cllr Matthew Lee,...

[caption id="attachment_1378" align="alignright" width="360"] Lance Corporal Walter Richard Parker, VC (1881-1936), Royal Marine Light Infantry. Used under Creative Commons Licence[/caption] In April 1915, the surviving troops of the 1st and 3rd Australian Brigades entrenched at  Gaba Tepe on the Galliopli peninsula were desperate for relief.   Three days...

[caption id="attachment_1331" align="alignright" width="364"] Cpl. Charles Richard Sharpe. Image Courtesy of Bourne Civic Society, used with permission[/caption] At 5am on the morning of the 9th May 1915 British artillery shells shook the ground of Aubers Ridge. For six days and nights every man for miles had born...

[caption id="attachment_1284" align="alignright" width="373"] 'William Stukeley' by John Smith, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt. NPG D4074[/caption] William Stukeley was born in Holbeach, Lincolnshire on 7th November 1687. An intelligent child, William excelled at school, and at the age of 13 he joined his father’s Law practice as...

South Kesteven District Council, through InvestSK have launched a new small grants fund to support heritage projects across the district. The Heritage Alive Grant Fund seeks to highlight and celebrate the built and cultural heritage of South Kesteven, through projects which seek to inspire engagement with...

[caption id="attachment_1222" align="alignright" width="369"] The coronation of Henry III - Public Domain[/caption] On the 2nd February 1221, the 13 year old King Henry III sent an order to the Mayor of Lynn for 2000 fathoms of rope to be sent by boat to the town of...

Stamford contains half of the listed buildings in South Kesteven, but alongside these stand many non-designated buildings which contribute massively to the heritage of the town. South Kesteven District Council have announced a public consultation on a proposed Article 4 directive, which would provide an additional...