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Lincoln Buildings
 
Akrill's Passage
Akrill's Passage
Akrill's Passage

The fifteenth century timber framed building, known as Whitefriars, in Akrill's passage, alongside 333 High Street, was restored by the Lincoln Co-operative Society in 1961.

William Akrill lived in the house and worked there as a baker in the second quarter of the nineteenth century.

Buildings, Akrill's Passage, Lincoln Co-operative Society, William Akrill
Arboretum Bandstand
Arboretum Bandstand
Arboretum Bandstand

The nationally celebrated designer Edward Milner was employed at Lincoln to create the Arboretum on Monks Road in 1872.

The bandstand was soon a popular and well used feature of the public park.

It was restored in the 1990s as part of a £2m project undertaken by the City Council.

May 2013

Buildings, Lincoln arboretum, bandstand, Edward Milner
Blyton Cottage
Blyton Cottage
Blyton Cottage

This small cottage in lower High Street was demolished and replaced by a new public house, Golden Cross Inn, in 1958.

Buildings, Blyton Cottage, Golden Cross Inn
Burghersh Chantry
Burghersh Chantry
Burghersh Chantry

This photograph was taken in 1965, shortly after a disastrous fire.

The chantry was founded in 1345 for five priests; the building shown here in mostly mid-eighteenth century.

Buildings, Burghersh Chantry
Castle
Castle
Castle

The Norman Castle at Lincoln was built by William the Conqueror in the late-eleventh century on the site of a Roman structure.

It is owned by Lincolnshire County Council and is used for outdoor concerts and the annual Christmas Market.

Undated postcard

Lincoln Castle, Norman, William the Conqueror,
Castle, East Gate
Castle, East Gate
Castle, East Gate

This view looks east from within the castle grounds towards the East Gate.

1930s photograph

Buildings, Lincoln Castle, East Gate
Cottesford Place
Cottesford Place
Cottesford Place

The stable and coach house at Cottesford Place on East Bight were repaired and adapted as a house in 1960.

The original house, owned by the Dean and Chapter and occupied by a canon of the cathedral, was destroyed by Royalist troops in 1648.

The later eighteenth century house was demolished in c.1957.

Buildings, Cottesford Place, East Bight, Royalist Troops
Exchequergate
Exchequergate
Exchequergate

Exchequergate Arch gives access from Castle Square into the Cathedral Close.  This view is from high up on the west front of the Cathedral.

Buildings,
Exchequergate
Exchequergate
Exchequergate

The oldest of the gates which were built along with walls to fortify the Cathedral precincts, Exchequer Gate dates from the fourteenth century.

Inside the arches there is vaulting with diagonal and ridge-ribs.

SLHA occupied the northern section of this building, (as an office) for a period of time during the 1980s.

Undated postcard

Lincoln, Exchequergate, Cathedral,
Hartsholme Hall
Hartsholme Hall
Hartsholme Hall

This fine house was designed by F H Goddard in 1862.

undated postcard

Buildings, Hartsholme Hall, F H Goddard
Hartsholme Hall
Hartsholme Hall
Hartsholme Hall

Francis Henry Goddard built Hartsholme Hall on the south-western edge of Lincoln for Joseph Shuttleworth, the industrialist, in 1862.

Lord Liverpool bought the house, estate and additional land in 1908 before moving to nearby, smaller Canwick Hall in 1939.

In 1951 Lincoln City Council bought the property and demolished the house.

Buildings, Hartsholme Hall, Joseph Shuttleworth, Lord Liverpool
Jew's House
Jew's House
Jew's House

The Jew's House at the foot of Steep Hill is a two-storeyed stone house of the twelfth century.

It is one of the oldest domestic buildings in the country and is generally considered to have been the rabbi's house.

The hall was on the upper floor with an ornate entrance from the street.

Undated postcard

Lincoln, Jew's House, Steep Hill,
Jew's House
Jew's House
Jew's House

The Jew's House at the foot of Steep Hill is a two-storeyed stone house of the twelfth century.

It is one of the oldest domestic buildings in the country and is generally considered to have been the rabbi's house.

The hall was on the upper floor with an ornate entrance from the street.

Undated postcard, probably c1930

Lincoln, Jew's House, rabbi,
Jews' Court
Jews' Court
Jews' Court

Jews' Court, home of SLHA, was rescued from proposed demolition by the City Council in the 1930s.

Much of its construction is medieval and it is possibly the site of an earlier synagogue.

Buildings, Lincoln, Jews' Court
Jews' Court and Jew's House
Jews' Court and Jew's House
Jews' Court and Jew's House

Jews' Court (on the right), home of SLHA, is immediately adjacent to the Jew's House.

Much of its construction is medieval and it is possibly the site of an earlier synagogue.

Lincoln, Jews' Court, Jew's House,
Old Bishop's Palace, Garden
Old Bishop's Palace, Garden
Old Bishop's Palace, Garden

This view of the Cathedral from the south is partly interrupted by a substantial surviving element of the Old Bishops' Palace: the chapel range and entrance tower, built by Bishop William Alnwick, who modernised the palace in the 1430s.

For a number of years the Walled Garden in the foreground has boasted one of the most northerly working vineyards in Europe.

Postcard, c1910

Lincoln, Old Bishop's Palace, Cathedral, garden, Bishop William Alnwick, vineyard,
Pottergate Arch
Pottergate Arch
Pottergate Arch

This impressive medieval archway was extensively restored in 1884.

It is the south-east gateway to the Cathedral Close, though now passed on either side by the modern road.

It is constructed of local dressed stone and ashlar with rubble core and a lead roof.

Undated postcard

Lincoln, Pottergate Arch,
Pottergate Arch
Pottergate Arch
Pottergate Arch

This impressive medieval archway was extensively restored in 1884.

It is the south-east gateway to the Cathedral Close, though now passed on either side by the modern road.

It is constructed of local dressed stone and ashlar with rubble core and a lead roof.

1930s photograph
Lincoln Buildings, Pottergate Arch
Scorer, Sam - garage
Scorer, Sam - garage
Scorer, Sam - garage

Buildings, Sam Scorer garage
Scorer, Sam - garage
Scorer, Sam - garage
Scorer, Sam - garage

Buildings, Sam Scorer garage
Sibthorp House
Sibthorp House
Sibthorp House

This was the town house of the Sibthorp family (of Canwick) which stood on the east side of High Street between Portland Street and Tentercroft Street.

Much of the building dated from the sixteenth century but the High Street fašade (shown here) was replaced in the early seventeenth century.

Buildings, Sibthorp House
Stonebow
Stonebow
Stonebow

The Guildhall and Stonebow date from the 15th century, though much restored.

The Guildhall itself, still the City's Council Chamber, is on the first floor immediately above the arch.

1930s photograph

Lincoln Buildings, Stonebow
Tithe Barn
Tithe Barn
Tithe Barn

The Tithe Barn dating from c1440 stands to the south of Vicars Court in Lincoln, below the cathedral.

It initially served as a warehouse but was probably put to use at some time as an infirmary or refectory.

2005

Lincoln, Tithe Barn, Vicars Court,
Vicars' Court
Vicars' Court
Vicars' Court

This is the south range of Vicars' Court, seen from the gardens (1983).

This was established in the late thirteenth century by Bishop Sutton for a college of Vicars Choral attached to the Cathedral.

Buildings, Vicars' Court
Whitefriars
Whitefriars
Whitefriars

It was possible to fully appreciate the south elevation this fine early sixteenth century building when the adjoining property was demolished in 1966.

On the front elevation are to be seen moulded pilasters with bell-bases, moulded fascia, solid window sills with triple roll and cavetto intact.

Buildings, Whitefriars
Wilson's Cottages, Newport
Wilson's Cottages, Newport
Wilson's Cottages, Newport

The stone cottages on Newport, Lincoln, known as Wilson's Cottages, were restored by Lincoln Civic Trust in 1993.

They were opened by H R H The Duke of Gloucester.

Pencil drawing by David Vale, 1993

Lincoln, Newport, Wilson's Cottages, Lincoln Civic Trust, Duke of Gloucester,