Monument record MLI30494 - Franciscan Friary, Grantham


The Franciscan Friary (or Greyfriars) in Grantham.

Type and Period (2)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

The Friary was founded before 1290 at which date there is a reference to the friars' chapel. Although the friars had been accused of sedition in 1535, the friary survived to be dissolved in 1539. The site is situated on the west side of Market Place, on a site later known as Grange but there are no identifiable remains. {1}{2}{3}{4}{5} Excavated in 1972-73 by A. Rogerson. Some material from these excavations is believed to be held at the City and County Museum. {6}{7}{8}

Sources/Archives (8)

  •  Index: Ordnance Survey. Ordnance Survey Card Index. SK 93 NW: 10.
  •  Bibliographic Reference: Edmund Turnor. 1806. Collections for the History of the Town and Soke of Grantham. pp.37-8.
  •  Bibliographic Reference: Rev. B. Street. 1857. Historical Notes on Grantham and Grantham Church. p.44.
  •  Bibliographic Reference: William Page (ed). 1906. The Victoria County History: Lincolnshire - Volume 2. pp.217-8.
  •  Bibliographic Reference: D. Knowles and R.N. Hadcock. 1971. Medieval Religious Houses: England and Wales - Second Edition. p.225.
  •  Index: Lincolnshire County Council. Sites and Monuments Record Card Index. SK 93 NW: AB.
  •  Artefact: City and County Museum Collection. LCNCC 1975.29.
  •  Bibliographic Reference: David Start and David Stocker (eds). 2011. The Making of Grantham the Medieval Town. pp.137-50.



Grid reference Centred SK 910 358 (182m by 220m)

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Record last edited

Mar 11 2022 11:13AM


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