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1250 Wider aisles replace earlier narrow ones; this involved replacing the Norman round-headed arches with higher, pointed arches (remains of round-headed clerestory windows still visible above pointed arches) More info
1263 -1276 Michael of Lincoln, priest - Vicar of South Grantham
1264 -1283 Robert of Hinton - vicar of North Grantham
1277 -1302 John of Hennington/St Neots, priest - Vicar of South Grantham
1280 Tower building started, displacing Market Place moved to present site
1283 -1291 William of Hakburn, Chaplain - vicar of North Grantham
1290 North porch built - now the visitor centre
1291 -1294 Henry of Dittenshale - vicar of North Grantham
1294 -1306 Robert of Thorpe - Vicar of North Grantham
1298 Disputes over ancient custom that after funeral, candles surrounding the corpse, were appropriated to the clergy (1298 & 1301)


1272 Edward I knew Grantham well and bestowed it on Aylmer Valence, Earl of Pembroke
1275 Franciscan friary founded in Grantham - the Greyfriars. They settled only in 'important' places (circa 1275)
1280 Market Place moved from West end of church and Market Cross erected
1290 Erection of stone Eleanor Cross on St Peter's Hill
1290 December 4th Edward I brought the body of Queen Eleanor to rest the night.


1265 First English Parliament summoned by Simon de Montfort
1272 -1307 Edward I - the first Plantagenet king
1282 Edward conquers Wales
1290 Jews banished on financial, political and religious grounds. Property seized
1295 Model Parliament : the first with elected members from towns and counties
1296 Edward subdues Scotland


Edward I Crowned 1272 Died 1307 1284 Wales became incorporated into England Plantagenet