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church 1700 The Church was divided into East and West sections by glazed and panelled partitions

More Detail The eastern part, used for services, was fitted with galleries and private pews were constructed as required. The western part was known as the Ante-Church and gradually lost its religious character and became a general shelter for vagrants. Tombs, memori

1652 The spire was severely damaged by lightning
1653 -1655 Seabrooke, Vicar of North Grantham
1655 -1656 Harrison, Vicar of North Grantham
1656 -1662 Humphrey Babbington, Vicar of North Grantham
1662 -1666 Henry Johnson, M.A., Vicar of North Grantham
1666 -1701 John Hanson, M.A., Vicar of North Grantham
1670 -1710 Samuel Burnet, M.A., Vicar of South Grantham
1700 -1800 The Church was divided into East and West sections by glazed and panelled partitions More info


1650 -1660 The Civil War had left the church without its treasures and destroyed most of its beauty.
1663 Michael Solomon was born in the village of Pickworth, near Grantham
1663 A large fire did much damage to the town
1665 The Great Plague caused many deaths in Grantham
1685 The Royal Charter names Robert Cracroft as the town's first mayor


1650 Tea first imported into England
1660 -1685 The monarchy was restored: Charles II
1662 The Act of Uniformity required the Puritans to accept the rites of the Anglican Church as written in the Prayer Book More info
1664 British take New Amsterdam from the Dutch and rename it New York
1665 The Great Plague
1666 The Great Fire of London
1672 The Declaration of Indulgence repealed all laws against Catholics and Non-conformists
1685 -1688 King James II
1688 -1694 James II flees the country. King William III (William of Orange) and Mary II
1689 The Bill of Rights reduced royal power, ruled out Catholic monarchs and decreed that taxes and laws had to have parliamentary consent
1689 Toleration Act allowed freedom of choice in worship
1694 The Bank of England was founded
1694 -1702 Mary II died; William III ruled alone


Charles II Crowned 1660 Died 1685 1666 Great Fire of London Stuart
James II Crowned 1685 Died 1688 1685 Battle of Sedgemoor Stuart
William III and Mary II Crowned 1688 Died 1702 1690 Battle of the Boyne Stuart