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church 1820 Gallery built on south side of church

More Detail Pews were bought or rented by wealthy families in the district. There were only a limited number of free seats for ordinary people.

1781 Society of Change Ringers of St Wulfram's Formed
1786 -1792 George Barrington, M.A., Vicar
1792 -1817 Thomas Easton, M.A., Vicar
1795 The pulpit was moved to the middle of the church
1797 The first lightning conductor was fitted to the spire after lightning struck and shattered it
1804 -1850 The Parish Fire Engine was kept in the North Porch
1817 -1856 William Potchett M.A., Vicar
1820 Gallery built on south side of church More info


1780 George Hotel built in High Street More info
1788 The town's first fire engine
1789 The Rectory was built by local builder John Langwith
1790 Grantham-Nottingham canal developed
1801 First Census showed Grantham's population to be 3,300
1815 Richard Hornsby opened his factory on Spittlegate


1775 -1783 American War of Independence
1775 Watt invents the steam engine
1780 Sunday Schools established in England
1787 First convicts transported to Australia
1789 -1793 French Revolution
1796 -1808 Napoleon Bonaparte has many victories in Europe


Regency Crowned 1811 Died 1820 1815 Battle of Waterloo Hanover
George IV Crowned 1820 Died 1830 1825 Stockton and Darlington Railway opened Hanover