Lincoln Cathedral

This amazing building sits on top of a hill overlooking Lincoln city, not far from the equally impressive castle. It was one of many built by William the Conqueror and the diocese originally stretched from the Humber to the north to the Thames. Only the west front survives of the original; the rest was destroyed by an earthquake in 1185. The rebuild took till 1245 and was said to have been paid for by locals. In 1237 the central tower, of experimental design, collapsed and was replaced with a tower topped with a spire in 1311 making it the tallest structure on earth till the spire fell in a 1548 storm.

Unfortunately it is currently being restored so the cloister and main facade are mostly under scaffolding.

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Details of local Sir Joseph Banks who sailed with Cook and was president of the Royal Society.

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Some fine carving

An unusual memorial showing a legacy paid for by South Sea stocks. Oh dear!

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Some fine stone carving

Misericords, carved beneath seats which gave relief to frail priests forced to stand through marathon masses, with one vandalised

The wonderful stone font from Tornai in France

The famous imp and a metal bouquet

Chapel dedicated to Gilbert Pots, a Lincolnshire Monk

Memorial to local worthy Samuel Fuller

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