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Explore Historic Grantham (HER) KS1,2,3

This resource has been designed to guide teachers and children in Key Stages 1, 2 and 3 in learning more about the prehistory and history of Grantham through to the late Medieval period.

Much of the information and the activities in the resource can be used not just for Grantham, but for other places as well.


The Historic Environment Record (HER) is a computerised database and geographical information system which records the historic environment of Lincolnshire from the earliest prehistory to the Cold War. It includes all known archaeology, including below ground as well as standing remains, Scheduled Monuments, historic buildings such as Listed Buildings, historic landscapes for example parks or battlefields, all designated historic sites and buildings and Conservation Areas.

The HER is continually growing and is currently at nearly 30,000! Along with the records, the HER Team also hold aerial photographs, books, reports and journals.

The HER Team can undertake searches of the database for members of the public and professionals, or the records are available to view and search online at Heritage Gateway.

Contact Details: Historic Environment Record, Spatial Planning, Lincolnshire County Council, Witham Park House, Waterside South, Lincoln, LN5 7JN.
Phone 01522 552363 Email lincssmr@lincolnshire.gov.uk


Thank you to everyone involved in the research, creation and testing of the Explore Historic Grantham e-resource. Specific thanks go to Renaissance East Midlands for part-funding this project, and to Bryony Robins for all her support, Emma Taylor for directing us in the direction of creating this e-resource, Deborah Bircham at Grantham Museum for allowing us to photograph the finds, John and Deirdre Hodgson for the reconstruction illustrations, Vikki Pearson for creating the digital activities and Tim Lomas, Chris Flanagan and Janet Leeson for testing the e-resource. A final reiteration of our gratitude goes to Chris Flanagan for coming up with the further activity suggestions.

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Battles and Dynasties

Battles and Dynasties

27 May - 3 September 2017

Battles and Dynasties explores the conflict for the crown from Domesday to present day through fascinating documents, paintings and artefacts each fundamental to our local and national heritage. The Exhibition runs from 27 May to 3 September 2017 at the Collection Museum.

It's an unmissable opportunity to see significant pieces on our doorstep here in Lincolnshire, including major objects and paintings that are rarely shown outside of London and some things from private collections that are never on display. Read more about the exhibition here


As part of the Battles and Dynasties the Domesday Book, the country's earliest surviving public record will be on show at Lincoln Castle this summer.

This is a rare and unmissable opportunity to see Domesday on display, in a castle built by the same king that ordered the document. The iconic document will be on display in the David P J Ross Magna Carta Vault. Read more about Domesday at Lincoln Castle here

This exhibition has been made possible as a result of the Government Indemnity Scheme. Lincolnshire County Council would like to thank HM Government for providing Government Indemnity and the Department for Culture, Media and Sport and Arts Council England for arranging the indemnity.

Battles and Dynasties has been brought together by Lincolnshire County Council and Lord Cormack in partnership with the Historic Lincoln Trust, The National Archives and the British Library.


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