Grantham is notable for its famous former inhabitants. Sir Isaac Newton was born and raised in the area and is celebrated with a statue at the town hall. More famously, Britain’s first female prime minister, Margaret Thatcher, also was born and raised here. One of the landmarks of this town is the 16th century St. Wulfram’s church with its 85 meter spire. It has an interesting crypt chapel and hidden up a steep stairwell is a rate 16th century library where Newton once spent hours poring over his books. A popular film location is the Restoration country mansion Belton House, about 3 miles from Grantham. It has a 400 hectare park and was built in 1688. It also houses an astonishing collection of ornate wood carvings.