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Lincoln Cathedral 1900s
Lincoln Cathedral 1900s
Here are my postcards of the City of Lincoln covering all areas with some comments about the scenes.

Click on the links for a larger image.

The Arboretum, Lincoln.

An unused postcard circa 1910.

The Arboretum covers 22 acres of the former Monks Leys Common and was completed during 1870 - 72. It was Lincoln's first real public park.

Another view of the Arboretum, Lincoln.

An unused postcard circa 1910.

Bishops Palace ruins, Lincoln.

A used postcard dated 6 Dec 1904.

The medieval bishops' palace was once among the most important buildings in the country. It was the administrative centre of the largest diocese in medieval England, stretching from the Humber to the Thames,

Lincoln Castle.

An unused postcard of around 1910.

The castle was one of a number built by William the Conquerer during the 11th Century following the Battle of Hastings. It was built on the site of a former Roman Fortress and it's prison remained in use until modern times.

Lincoln Castle.

A used postcard dated 5 Jan 1931.

The castle is home to a surviving original Magna Carta.

Lincoln Castle, the Assize Courts.

A used postcard dated 14 Jun 1959.

The Assize Court is still in use today.
Lincoln Cathedral.

An unused postcard probably around the early 1900s,

A fine view taken from the South West. Most of the Cathedral dates from the 13th Century but the west front includes the surviving parts of the original Romanesque Cathedral dating from 1072. It is considered to be one of the finest medieval buildings in Europe. The Cathedral towers above the city and is a landmark for miles around especially so during World War II for aircrew returning from operations.

Lincoln Cathedral.

An unused postcard probably around the early 1900s.

Feeding the pigeons at the North Door.

Lincoln Cathedral, Cloisters and western towers

An unused postcard probably from the early 1900s

Lincoln Cathedral.

An unused postcard probably around the early 1900s.

Arcading in the Choir.

Old Lincoln with a view of the towers of Lincoln Cathedral

A used postcard dated 20 Feb 1908

Lincoln Cathedral - a view from the North East.

A used postcard, postmark is unreadable but circa 1939.

The Cattle Market, Lincoln.

An unused postcard probably from the early 1900s.

The Cattle Market used to be held at Monks Road.
'The Glory Hole' Lincoln.

A used postcard but with date unreadable, probably circa 1904.

The High Bridge, to give it it's proper name, is the oldest bridge in the country that still has buildings on it. It was built in the 12th century with the oldest building dating from the 14th century. Bridges like this were common in the Middle Ages, the best known one being London Bridge.

'The Glory Hole' Lincoln, Ye Olde Bridge Tea House over the River Witham.

An unused postcard of around 1910.

Another view of the 'The Glory Hole' which is the name given by generations of boaters to the High Bridge, it has a narrow and crooked arch which limits the size of boats using the river Witham going from Brayford Pool eventually to Boston and out to the sea.

High Street, Lincoln.

A used postcard dated July 1949.

The Jews House, Lincoln.

An unused postcard of around 1910.

This Grade 1 listed building is now used as a restuarant and dates back to 1150, it is alongside the Jews Court which is a 17th Century building and the site of a medieval synagogue.

Monks Abbey ruins, Lincoln

A used postcard dated 1903, note the style with writing on the front.

The Abbey was a cell of the Benedictine St. Mary's at York and had just just a Prior and three monks. It suffered at the hands of Henry VIII of course along with all the others.

Lincoln, various scenes.

An unused postcard from around 1910.

Includes the Cathedral, High St, Stonebow, Castle and the Lincoln 'Imp"'

Lincoln, various scenes.

A used postcard dated 4 Jul 1929.

Includes the Lincoln Imp, High St and Stonebow, the Castle, Cathedral and the Priory Gate. 

Newport Arch, Lincoln.

A used postcard dated 1917.

The gate is the remains of a third century Roman gate on Ermine St, it has suffered in recent years from traffic damage.

Potter Gate, Lincoln.

A used postcard dated 13 Aug 1904.

The Potter Gate (Pottergate) in Lincoln is one of two surviving medieval gates to the Cathedral Close of Lincoln Cathedral.

River Witham, Lincoln

A used postcard, date unreadable probably circa 1983

Through peaceful, flat Lincolnshire ountryside, the River Witham has been navigated since Roman times and links Lincoln and Boston. It connects to the Roman Fossdyke Navigation at Lincoln.

The Steep (Hill), Lincoln.

A used postcard dated 18 Jul 1907.

Not known as the Steep Hill for nothing, it leads up to the Cathedral.

The Stonebow, Lincoln.

An unused postcard of around 1910.

The Stonebow is on the site of the southern gateway to the Roman town of Lindum Colonia (now the City of Lincoln) and a gateway has stood here for over 1800 years, although the present building was not completed until 1520.
Click on the Links for more of my pages
Grimsby - Part 1 Docks
Grimsby - Part 2 Roads, Streets etc
Grimsby - Part 3 People's Park, Churches, and Schools
Grimsby - Part 4 Other Buildings, Structures and multi-scene views
Cleethorpes - Part 1 Beach and Promenade areas
Cleethorpes - Part 2 All other areas and multi-scene views
Lincoln (this page) All areas
Mablethorpe, Skegness and Sutton-on-Sea Seaside Resorts other than Cleethorpes
Outlying Areas - A to K Alford, Barton-on-Humber, Belton, Binbrook, Boston, Bradley, Brigg, Brigsley, Caistor, Candlesby, Crowland, East Stockwith, Gainsborough, Grantham, Harpswell, Healing, Horncastle, Immingham and Keelby
Outlying Areas - L to Y Laceby, Little Coates, Louth, Markby, Market Rasen, Nettleton, New Waltham, Ravendale, Skirbeck, Sleaford, Somersby, Spalding, Stamford, Tattershall, Tealby, Tetney Lock, Thornton Curtis and Waltham
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