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Lincoln, Arboretum, Bandstand
Lincoln, Arboretum, Bandstand
Lincoln, 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
Lincoln, Beaumont Manor
Lincoln, Beaumont Manor
Lincoln, Beaumont Manor

"House, now a social club. Mid C19"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1388468

Listed in Akrill's Directory of the City of Lincoln 1857 "Hayward, John, Proctor and Notary Public, Beaumont-manor".

Also in Kelly's Directory of Lincolnshire 1930 "Bery Mohan L. M.B:, D.P.H. deputy medical officer of health for the City of Lincoln, resident medical officer City Hospital & Dawber Sanatorium, assistant tuberculosis officer & police surgeon, Public Health department, Beaumont manor, Beaumont fee. T N 217".

Recently the Unison Social Club but now available to let.

DB 29 July 2019

Lincoln, Beaumont Manor
Lincoln, Bishop's House
Lincoln, Bishop's House
Lincoln, Bishop's House

"House, formerly part of a larger complex including No.12 Eastgate and No.18 James Street, (qv). Now the Bishop's House. Late C13, altered early C16, early and late C18, early and mid C19. Central bay and interior altered 1927-28"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1388520 

Bishop's House from 1928 to 2011. Christopher Lowson the 72nd Bishop now lives in a five-bedroomed house on nearby Nettleham Road.

DB 15 May 2015

Lincoln, Bishop's House
Lincoln, Bishop's Palace
Lincoln, Bishop's Palace
Lincoln, Bishop's Palace

This ruined building has elements from the thirteenth and fifteenth centuries; it was begun by St Hugh.

The building is owned by English Heritage.

Peter Grey Archive, 1969

Buildings, Bishops' Palace
Lincoln, Bluecoat School
Lincoln, Bluecoat School
Lincoln, Bluecoat School

The former Bluecoat School on Christ's Hospital Terrace was built in 1784 by William Lumby.

The school was founded by Richard Smith in 1612 and moved to this site in 1623.

The endowment was transferred to the Christ's Hospital Girls' High School when the new school was built on Lindum Road in 1883.

The building on Christ's Hospital Terrace was occupied by the Lincolnshire College of Art and Design for much of the twentieth century.

August 2019

Buildings, Christ's Hospital Terrace
Lincoln, Bluecoat School
Lincoln, Bluecoat School
Lincoln, Bluecoat School

The head of the entrance door to the Bluecoat School with inscription marking the date of its foundation and name of the founder and benefactor, Dr Richard Smith.

August 2019

Lincoln Buildings, Christ's Hospital Terrace, Richard Smith
Lincoln, Blyton Cottage
Lincoln, Blyton Cottage
Lincoln, 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
Lincoln, Boultham Hall Lodge, Hall Drive
Lincoln, Boultham Hall Lodge, Hall Drive
Lincoln, Boultham Hall Lodge, Hall Drive

Boultham Hall, owned by Colonel Richard Ellison, was rebuilt and enlarged during 1874 and the lodge is presumably contemporary with that rebuilding.

Boultham Hall itself was demolished in 1959.

http://www.boulthampark.co.uk/history/ 

DB 31 July 2019

Lincoln, Boultham Hall Lodge, Hall Drive
Lincoln, Boultham Park, Bandstand
Lincoln, Boultham Park, Bandstand
Lincoln, Boultham Park, Bandstand

"Sunday 25th March 2018 was an emotional day for many in the community as the park’s bandstand was played in for the first time since its extensive restoration"

http://www.boulthampark.co.uk/the-1920s-come-roaring-into-the-park/ 

"The new roof will be made of durable zinc and the concrete surround will be resurfaced along with brickwork base improvements"

http://www.boulthampark.co.uk/bandstand-80th-year-refresh/ 

DB 23 April 2018 

Lincoln, Boultham Park, Bandstand
Lincoln, Boultham Park, Bandstand
Lincoln, Boultham Park, Bandstand
Lincoln, Boultham Park, Bandstand

Original plate recording opening of the bandstand on 22nd August 1936.

Opened by the Mayor Councillor J.J. Leamey.

DB 23 April 2018 

Lincoln, Boultham Park, Bandstand, Mayor, J.J. Leamey
Lincoln, Boultham Park, Joseph Ruston Gates (Off Boultham Park Road)
Lincoln, Boultham Park, Joseph Ruston Gates (Off Boultham Park Road)
Lincoln, Boultham Park, Joseph Ruston Gates (Off Boultham Park Road)

An accompanying plaque states :-

"The Joseph Ruston Gates

These gates were originally made for Joseph Ruston's Monks Manor estate, around 2.5 miles northeast of here, to the east of Lincoln Cathedral. 

Joseph Ruston (1835 - 1897) was a mechanical engineer and, amongst many achievements, head of Ruston, Proctor & Company, a major agricultural engineering company which was situated near here.

He was a great benefactor to Lincoln and at different times held the positions of Mayor of Lincoln, High Sheriff of Lincolnshire and MP for Lincoln. 

The Monks Manor estate was demolished in 1932, and soon after the gates were installed here at the main entrance to Boultham Park, which had become a public park in 1929. 

The piers were designed by William Watkins in 1872, when he was remodelling and enlarging Boultham Hall for Colonel Richard Ellison. 

The gates were restored in 2018 as part of the Boultham Park Restoration Project"

DB 31 July 2019

Lincoln, Boultham Park, Joseph Ruston Gates
Lincoln, Bracebridge Hall
Lincoln, Bracebridge Hall
Lincoln, Bracebridge Hall

"Country house, now an old people's home. 1883. By Albert Vicars for F Clarke, manufacturer of patent medicines"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1388710 

The once spacious grounds and parkland have been reduced to almost nothing.

Now known as Grosvenor Hall private nursing home.

DB 19 February 2019 

Bracebridge Hall, Grosvenor Hall, Francis Clarke
Lincoln, Bracebridge Hall Lodge
Lincoln, Bracebridge Hall Lodge
Lincoln, Bracebridge Hall Lodge

"Former lodge to Bracebridge Hall, now a house. c1883"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1388709 

On the corner of Newark Road and Brant Road.

DB 14 May 2018

Lincoln, Bracebridge Hall Lodge
Lincoln, Burghersh Chantry
Lincoln, Burghersh Chantry
Lincoln, 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
Lincoln, Cantilupe Chantry North
Lincoln, Cantilupe Chantry North
Lincoln, Cantilupe Chantry North

"Former house of the priests serving the Dalderby chantry, now a house. Mid and late C14, remodelled C18, altered early C19"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1388663 

DB 7 August 2020

Lincoln, Cantilupe Chantry North
Lincoln, Cantilupe Chantry South & Bishop's Palace Gateway
Lincoln, Cantilupe Chantry South & Bishop's Palace Gateway
Lincoln, Cantilupe Chantry South & Bishop's Palace Gateway

Left "Gateway to Bishop's Palace. c1500. Built for Bishop William Smith, 1496-1514".

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1388679

Right "Former house of the priests serving the chantry established by Nicholas, third Lord Cantilupe, now a house. 1355, extended 1366. Restored and remodelled c1843-1845".

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1388662 

Recently used as the Precentory but now as the Cathedral Song School. 

DB 7 August 2020 

 

Lincoln, Bishop's Palace Gateway, Cantilupe Chantry South, image
Lincoln, Castle
Lincoln, Castle
Lincoln, 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,
Lincoln, Castle
Lincoln, Castle
Lincoln, Castle

Lincoln Castle viewed from the west front of the Cathedral.

"The castle was the focus of attention during the First Battle of Lincoln on 2 February 1141, during the struggle between King Stephen and Empress Matilda over who should be monarch in England. It was held but damaged, and a new tower, called the Lucy Tower, was built.

Lincoln Castle was again besieged before the Second Battle of Lincoln, on 20 May 1217, during the reign of Henry III of England during the course of the First Barons' War. This was the period of political struggle that followed the sealing of Magna Carta on 15 June 1215"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lincoln_Castle 

DB 13 May 2019

Lincoln Castle
Lincoln, Castle, Assize Courts
Lincoln, Castle, Assize Courts
Lincoln, Castle, Assize Courts

Kelly's Directory 1919 reads :-

"At the western end of the castle area stands the County Hall, which includes also the Assize Courts; it is a rectangular structure of two storeys, in a modern Gothic style, with embattled parapets and turrets and was erected in 1826, at a cost of £40,000, from designs by Mr. Smirke;

the principal facade displays a central block, slightly advanced from the main building, and flanked by tall octagonal turrets, on either side of which are arcaded ambulatories, finished with coupled turrets at each end; over the entrance is the grand jury room"

DB 29 July 2019

Lincoln Castle, Assize court
Lincoln, Castle, Assize Courts
Lincoln, Castle, Assize Courts
Lincoln, Castle, Assize Courts

Rear of the assize Courts viewed from the castle wall.

"Assize courts. 1823. By Sir Robert Smirke"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1388488 

Still used today as Lincoln's Crown Courts.  

DB 12 August 2015

Lincoln, Castle, assize court
Lincoln, Castle, Assize Courts, Royal Arms
Lincoln, Castle, Assize Courts, Royal Arms
Lincoln, Castle, Assize Courts, Royal Arms

Royal arms in parapet above the main entrance.

DB 7 August 2020

Lincoln Castle, Assize Courts, Royal Arms
Lincoln, Castle, Bath House
Lincoln, Castle, Bath House
Lincoln, Castle, Bath House

Just inside the north wall of the castle. 

"Bath house, now an exhibition room. Early C19"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1388492 

DB 18 October 2018

Lincoln Castle, Bath House
Lincoln, Castle, Cobb Hall
Lincoln, Castle, Cobb Hall
Lincoln, Castle, Cobb Hall

"Cobb Hall, C13, reduced in height and remodelled C19, has a ... square inner face with a chamfered doorway flanked by single slit windows. Crenellated parapet"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1388491 

White's Directory 1856 states "Cobb's Hall, the upper part of which was restored about 20 years ago, and fitted up with a drop for the public execution of criminals. "It is a very curious building of the style of the 14th century, containing two stories of dungeons, vaulted with pointed arches, and furnished with iron rings to chain prisoners to"

DB 19 September 2019 

Lincoln, Castle, Cobb Hall
Lincoln, Castle, Ditch
Lincoln, Castle, Ditch
Lincoln, Castle, Ditch

Looking south along the castle's ditch from just outside the west gate.

Whites Directory 1856 states "The ditch round the outside of the Castle walls) having been suffered to get into private hands, the greater part has been filled up and occupied as building ground; and in many places the picturesque appearance of the walls has been destroyed by the contiguity of numerous small tenements and other buildings, in what is now called the " Castle Dykings"".

DB 16 May 2015

Lincoln, Castle, Ditch
Lincoln, Castle, East Gate
Lincoln, Castle, East Gate
Lincoln, Castle, East Gate

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

1930s photograph

Buildings, Lincoln Castle, East Gate
Lincoln, Castle, East Gate
Lincoln, Castle, East Gate
Lincoln, Castle, East Gate

An almost identical view of the East Gate of the Castle, also dating from the 1930s.

Francis Frith postcard, 1939

Buildings, Lincoln Castle
Lincoln, Castle, East Gate
Lincoln, Castle, East Gate
Lincoln, Castle, East Gate

East gate viewed from the outside on Castle Hill.

The east gate was originally fronted by a barbican spanning a dry moat, which included a drawbridge and portcullis but these were pulled down in 1791.

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1005049 

Circular stone sets in the modern paving mark where the barbican's towers once stood.

DB 24 December 2019

Lincoln Castle, east gate, image
Lincoln, Castle, East Gate, Oriel Window
Lincoln, Castle, East Gate, Oriel Window
Lincoln, Castle, East Gate, Oriel Window

"On the north wall inside the gateway, a reset canted C15 oriel window with three ogee headed lancets and crocketed pinnacles, from a house in the High Street opposite St Mary's Guildhall"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1388491 

White's Directory 1856 has an entry "Between the inner and outer gate was erected and restored, in 1850, the magnificent Oriel window, removed from the ruins of John of Gaunt's Palace, as afterwards noticed. The lights are richly adorned with trefoils and roses".

DB 16 May 2019

Lincoln, Castle, Gatehouse, Oriel Window
Lincoln, Castle, Eleanor Cross Fragment
Lincoln, Castle, Eleanor Cross Fragment
Lincoln, Castle, Eleanor Cross Fragment

"Fragment of a Eleanor cross. c1290. For Edward I. Originally at Cross O'Cliff Hill, resited c1980. Ashlar. Part of a figure and drapery on a rubble stone base"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1388490

"The Eleanor crosses were a series of twelve tall and lavishly decorated stone monuments topped with crosses erected in a line down part of the east of England.

King Edward I had them built between 1291 and about 1295 in memory of his beloved wife Eleanor of Castile ...

The crosses erected in her memory, marked the nightly resting-places along the route taken when her body was transported to Westminster Abbey near London"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eleanor_cross 

DB 29 July 2019

Lincoln, Castle, Eleanor Cross Fragment
Lincoln, Castle, Eleanor Cross Fragment
Lincoln, Castle, Eleanor Cross Fragment
Lincoln, Castle, Eleanor Cross Fragment

Floor plaque near the cross fragment.

"ELEANOR OF CASTILE 

1241-1290

This fragment is all that remains of the memorial to Queen Eleanor, the wife of Edward I. She died at Harby, a few miles from, Lincoln. It was the first of 12 elaborate Eleanor Cross memorials erected by the heartbroken king, marking the places where his wife's body had rested on the long procession to Westminster Abbey. Her entrails were entombed in Lincoln Cathedral".

DB 29 July 2019

Lincoln, Castle, Eleanor Cross Fragment
Lincoln, Castle, Lucy Tower
Lincoln, Castle, Lucy Tower
Lincoln, Castle, Lucy Tower

Looking along the wall walk towards the Lucy Tower. 

"Lucy Tower, originally one storey higher, enclosed the constable of the castle’s living quarters which were constructed in timber.

The tower's east and a west wing have not survived.

In the early 19th century the tower became a burial ground. Graves of prisoners who were hanged at the castle still lie within"

https://www.lincolncastle.com/content/history 

DB 12 August 2015

Lincoln, Castle, Lucy Tower
Lincoln, Castle, Observatory Tower
Lincoln, Castle, Observatory Tower
Lincoln, Castle, Observatory Tower

"The Observatory Tower's turret, added in the early 19th century, sits atop the original medieval stonework.

The purpose of the turret is not known, but it may have gained its name from the time John Merryweather was gaol keeper of the Georgian gaol between 1799 and 1830. His hobby was astronomy and gazing at the stars through his telescope"

https://www.lincolncastle.com/content/history 

DB 18 August 2018

Lincoln, Castle, Observatory Tower
Lincoln, Castle, Statue George III
Lincoln, Castle, Statue George III
Lincoln, Castle, Statue George III

"Incomplete statue of George III. 1810. Designed by Mrs Coade and modelled by Joseph Panzetta for the Earl of Buckingham. Coade stone. Large than life size.

The remains of a statue placed on Dunston Pillar in 1810 to replace the lantern. The statue was resited and the pillar reduced in height during World War II, because of danger to low flying aircraft"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1388493

Castle's north wall visible in the background. 

DB 16 May 2015

Lincoln, Castle, Statue George III
Lincoln, Castle, Victorian Prison
Lincoln, Castle, Victorian Prison
Lincoln, Castle, Victorian Prison

Looking over the semi-circular exercise yard towards the old prison.

"Old prison 1847 by Nicholson & Goddard"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1388489 

Kelly's Directory 1919 has an entry "In the south-east angle of the Castle area is the gaol, rebuilt about 1843, from designs of Messrs. Nicholson and Goddard, of Lincoln, but unoccupied since the erection of the new gaol; the block of buildings on the north side of the gaol is utilized as petty sessions courts for the divisions of Kesteven and Lindsey". 

DB 12 August 2015

Lincoln, Castle, prison, Nicholson & Goddard
Lincoln, Castle, Victorian Prison
Lincoln, Castle, Victorian Prison
Lincoln, Castle, Victorian Prison

Interior of the old prison is now open to castle visitors.

White's Directory 1856 has an entry "The Prison, for felons, &c., projects backward from the centre of the main building, and was re-built in 1847-8, at the cost of about £11,000.

It is arranged on the separate system, in three tiers of cells, approached by light iron galleries running round the lofty corridor, lighted by a large bay window, which overlooks the airing yards.

There is a separate range of cells for female prisoners, and the arrangements in all parts of the prison and in the chapel are in accordance with the most approved plans of prison discipline.

Mr. James Foster is the governor; Mrs. Martha Baker, matron; and the Rev. Henry William Richter, chaplain".

DB 30 January 2016

Lincoln, Castle, Prison
Lincoln, Castle, Victorian Prison
Lincoln, Castle, Victorian Prison
Lincoln, Castle, Victorian Prison

Whites Directory 1856 states "The COUNTY GAOL, on the south side of the Castle yard, is a plain but substantial brick fabric with stone facings.

It was finished in 1788, from designs by Mr. Carr, of York, and was visited during the progress of the erection by the philanthropic Howard.

Its arrangements are considered excellent, and the space allotted for air and exercise is extensive.

Formerly, the entire area within the castle walls was open to the range of debtors, with the exception of the gaoler's gardens along the inner mounds, but some disorders having arisen, they have since been restricted to the south part, where two acres have been walled in for their reception.

The front of the Gaol is about 46 yards long, and contains the gaoler's and debtors' apartments-one-half occupied by male debtors and the other half by the gaoler, except two attics for female debtors.

No communication is permitted between debtors and felons ; and the sexes are completely separated both by day and night.

The Prison, for felons, &c., projects backward from the centre of the main building, and was re-built in 1847-8, at the cost of about £11,000"

DB 12 August 2015

Lincoln, Castle, Victorian Prison
Lincoln, Castle, Victorian Prison, Chapel
Lincoln, Castle, Victorian Prison, Chapel
Lincoln, Castle, Victorian Prison, Chapel

"Imprisoned debtors were allowed some social contact, but the regime for criminals was designed to be one of isolation, according to the separate system.

Consequently, the seating in the prison chapel is designed to enclose each prisoner individually so that the preacher could see everyone but each could see only him"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lincoln_Castle 

DB 30 January 2016

Lincoln, Castle, prison chapel
Lincoln, Castle, Victorian Prison, Chapel
Lincoln, Castle, Victorian Prison, Chapel
Lincoln, Castle, Victorian Prison, Chapel

View from the pulpit.

All of the prisoners could be seen by the preacher but they could not communicate with one another because of the partitions between them.

Debtors were allowed some social contact and occupied seats on the right.

DB 30 January 2016

Lincoln, Castle, prison chapel
Lincoln, Castle, View
Lincoln, Castle, View
Lincoln, Castle, View

View from the castle towards the Cathedral.

DB 12 August 2015

Lincoln, Castle
Lincoln, Castle, West Gate
Lincoln, Castle, West Gate
Lincoln, Castle, West Gate

"Square west gatehouse, C11, rebuilt 1233"

http://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1388491 

Blocked for centuries it was re-opened in 1993 to allow the flow of crowds during the annual Christmas Market.

White's Directory 1856 remarks "The opening has been closed up many years for the greater security of the prison. It was a fine Norman gateway, with a portcullis"

DB 7 August 2020

Lincoln Castle, West Gate
Lincoln, Castle, West Gate
Lincoln, Castle, West Gate
Lincoln, Castle, West Gate

Local signage states "The west wall and gate of the castle date from the early 12th century, when a new castle bailey with massive ramparts and walls was constructed.

Both the east and west gates in this later castle wall had barbicans, defensive stone structures protecting the gate. 

The towers of barbican on the west gate were square, which some believe made the gate more vulnerable to attack, whereas the towers of the barbican at the main east gate were rounded.

A portcullis was installed in the west gate in the 13th century. 

The road leading to the west gate went up an incline, as it was constructed over the original Roman gate and wall of the upper colonia. The Roman gate, dating from the 2nd century, was buried in the castle's ramparts. 

It was exposed in the 1830s, when the landlord of the Strugglers' Inn was extending his garden. He was gaoled for 'putting at risk one of the king's fortifications.' The gate was reburied, although parts of it had collapsed. 

As a result of damage suffered in various conflicts, the castle's west gate gradually fell into disuse by the end of the medieval period, and was eventually blocked up. Only in the 1980s was work begun to refurbish the gate, which opened again in 1993"

DB 18 October 2018

Lincoln, Castle, West Gate
Lincoln, Central Mosque & Cultural Centre
Lincoln, Central Mosque & Cultural Centre
Lincoln, Central Mosque & Cultural Centre

Lincoln's first purpose built mosque opened on 13 April 2018.

Situated off Boultham Park Road.

http://www.lincolncentralmosque.org.uk/  

DB 4 February 2019

Lincoln Central Mosque & Cultural Centre
Lincoln, Central Mosque & Cultural Centre
Lincoln, Central Mosque & Cultural Centre
Lincoln, Central Mosque & Cultural Centre

A second view of the mosque which cost around £2 million to build.

http://www.lincolncentralmosque.org.uk/ 

Built on site of the former Boultham Dairy.

DB 4 February 2019

Lincoln, Central Mosque & Cultural Centre
Lincoln, Chad Varah House (Former Hospital then Theological College)
Lincoln, Chad Varah House (Former Hospital then Theological College)
Lincoln, Chad Varah House (Former Hospital then Theological College)

"Former County Hospital, now a theological college. 1776-77, by John Carr of York and William Lumby. Chapel 1906, by Temple Moore"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1388510 

Recently converted into private accommodation 

DB 20 January 2020

Lincoln, Chad Varah House, Theological College, County Hospital
Lincoln, Chancery, Minster Yard
Lincoln, Chancery, Minster Yard
Lincoln, Chancery, Minster Yard

"Chancery, and adjoining outbuildings, now a house. C13, C14, late C15, C16, late C17.

Altered early C18 and late C19.

Rear range has substantial remains of buildings erected in the time of Chancellor Antony Bek, 1321-1329.

Street range and parlour wing probably built by Chancellor Geoffrey Simeon, 1485-1506, incorporating the arms of Bishop John Russell, 1480-94"

"This building is important as a surviving example of early C14 and late C15 domestic building, and because of its early use of a brick front.

In addition to being the official residence of high ranking clergy, it was leased c1381-1397 by Katharine Swinford"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1380559 

Currently being used as the Deanery. 

DB 27 September 2018

Lincoln, Chancery, Minster Yard, Katharine Swinford
Lincoln, Cottesford Place
Lincoln, Cottesford Place
Lincoln, 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
Lincoln, County Assembly Rooms
Lincoln, County Assembly Rooms
Lincoln, County Assembly Rooms

"County Assembly Rooms, now in part a Masonic Temple. 1744, with front addition and vestibule 1908 by William Watkins of Lincoln"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1388454

White's Directory 1872 has a listing "The COUNTY ASSEMBLY ROOMS, in Bailgate, form a spacious brick building, erected by members of some of the leading families of the county, about the year 1745; but the refreshment rooms, &c., were not built till 1826.

The large and lofty ball room, measuring upwards of 70 feet in length and 30 in width, was redecorated in 1870 at a cost of about £300.

In November is held the Lincolnshire Colour or Stuff Ball, which was established during the last century for the encouragement of the stuff manufactures and the consumption of the great staple produce of the county - long wool: but as the specific object for which it was originally instituted has ceased to exist, there is no longer any necessity for ladies to appear here in stuff dresses as formerly.

The building is vested in five trustees, viz., W. C. Amcotts, Esq., M.P., H. Chaplin, Esq., M.P., W. Hutton, Esq., G. K. Jarvis, Esq., and J. B. Stanhope, Esq., Mr. W. Cooling is secretary".

DB 13 May 2019

Lincoln, County Assembly Rooms, Masonic Temple, William Watkins
Lincoln, County Assembly Rooms
Lincoln, County Assembly Rooms
Lincoln, County Assembly Rooms

Plaque at front of building reads :-

"ASSEMBLY ROOMS

BUILT IN 1745 BY PUBLIC SUBSCRIPTION FOR COUNTY FUNCTIONS.

BAILGATE ENTRANCE AND FOYER ADDED IN 1914" 

DB 13 May 2019 

Lincoln, County Assembly Rooms
Lincoln, County Assembly Rooms
Lincoln, County Assembly Rooms
Lincoln, County Assembly Rooms

Entance Hall and vestibule leading into the County Assembly Rooms.

"Front addition and vestibule 1908 by William Watkins of Lincoln"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1388454  

DB 26 August 2019

Lincoln, County Assembly Rooms
Lincoln, County Assembly Rooms
Lincoln, County Assembly Rooms
Lincoln, County Assembly Rooms

Rooms at the front of the building. Alfred Shuttleworth was a prominent local industrialist.

DB 26 August 2019

Lincoln, County Assembly Rooms, Alfred Shuttleworth
Lincoln, County Assembly Rooms
Lincoln, County Assembly Rooms
Lincoln, County Assembly Rooms

"C18 ballroom has full height Ionic pilasters, modillion cornice and panelled plaster ceiling"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1388454 

DB 26 August 2019

Lincoln, County Assembly Rooms
Lincoln, County Assembly Rooms
Lincoln, County Assembly Rooms
Lincoln, County Assembly Rooms

South side of ballroom "has a central fireplace with entablature and pedimented overmantel, fronted by a life-size female figure".

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1388454 

DB 26 August 2019

Lincoln, County Assembly Rooms
Lincoln, County Assembly Rooms
Lincoln, County Assembly Rooms
Lincoln, County Assembly Rooms

Refreshment room at the rear of the building.

"Other C18 rooms have friezes, modillion cornices, C19 fireplaces and fielded panelled doors".

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1388454 

DB 26 August 2019

Lincoln, County Assembly Rooms
Lincoln, County Hospital
Lincoln, County Hospital
Lincoln, County Hospital

The Directory of the City of Lincoln 1901 published by J.W.Ruddock states :-

"County Hospital, Sewell road, Established 1769. In-patients, 1,081; out-patients, 1,280; 124 beds.

President, The Right Hon. The Earl Brownlow; Treasurer, Coningsby Chas. Sibthorp, Esq.; Physicians, Charles Harrison and J. Stitt-Thomson; Consulting Surgeons, Charles Brook and W. J. Cant; Surgeons, W. A. Carline, E. Mansel Sympson, and W. H. B. Brook ; House-Surgeon, E. W. Woodbridge; Assist- House-Surgeon, W. B. Thomson; Chaplain, Rev. Sub-dean Leeke; Secretary, W. B. Danby; Matron, Miss M. E. Ray"

Postcard by Boots Cash Chemists "Pelham" Series No. 289 postmarked April 8th 1908

Lincoln County Hospital
Lincoln, Exchequergate
Lincoln, Exchequergate
Lincoln, 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.

February 2012

Buildings, Exchequeragte Arch
Lincoln, Exchequergate
Lincoln, Exchequergate
Lincoln, 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,
Lincoln, Exchequergate
Lincoln, Exchequergate
Lincoln, Exchequergate
Peter Grey Archive, 1965
Buildings, Exchequergate Arch
Lincoln, Exchequergate
Lincoln, Exchequergate
Lincoln, Exchequergate

Freshly cleaned west side of Exchequergate.

Reported by BBC News 15 September 2019 :- 

"A 14th Century building which has undergone a major renovation now "looks too new", according to some observers.

The work on Exchequergate Arch in Lincoln's historic quarter is part of a project to improve the city's cathedral and its grounds ...

Exchequergate Arch was originally built during King Edward I's reign to protect the area surrounding the church of St Mary Magdalene.

It is the only triple-arched gateway leading into cathedral grounds in the country and possibly Europe, according to officials". 

DB 7 August 2020

Lincoln, Exchequergate
Lincoln, Exchequergate
Lincoln, Exchequergate
Lincoln, Exchequergate

Freshly cleaned east side of Exchequergate.

Reported by BBC News 15 September 2019 :- 

"Cathedral officials said the building would "look a little bit more natural" after a spell of "significant rain" as it was still covered in dust.

They said it was the first time the arch had undergone work since the late-1800s.

"The cleaning has removed a corrosive crust of pollutants, which mostly accumulated post-industrial revolution," a spokesperson said.

"This was actively damaging the stonework of the arch, and if left it would have continued to deteriorate, creating the risk of stone falling from it."

"Over the next couple of years the stonework will weather and blend in more with the rest of the buildings," they added"

DB 7 August 2020

Lincoln, Exchequergate
Lincoln, Grafton House, Lincoln Labour Club
Lincoln, Grafton House, Lincoln Labour Club
Lincoln, Grafton House, Lincoln Labour Club

"House, now Labour Party Club. Mid C19"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1388716

Listed in Ruddock's Directory 1919 "Ministry of Labour Employment Exchange, Grafton House, P.Spink, manager".

DB 14 May 2018

Lincoln, Grafton House, Lincoln Labour Club & Institute Ltd
Lincoln, Hartsholme Hall
Lincoln, Hartsholme Hall
Lincoln, Hartsholme Hall

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

undated postcard

Buildings, Hartsholme Hall, F H Goddard
Lincoln, Hartsholme Hall
Lincoln, Hartsholme Hall
Lincoln, 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
Lincoln, Hilton House
Lincoln, Hilton House
Lincoln, Hilton House

On the corner of Union Road and Drury Lane, set back from the road, is Hilton House.

It was built by Wiliiam Hilton in c.1814 and occupied by his family until his death in 1839.

George Giles (1810-1877) civil engineer, who devised Lincoln's first comprehensive sewerage system in the late 1840s, lived here from 1847 to 1852.

November 2019

Buildings, Hilton House, George Giles, William Hilton
Lincoln, Hilton House, plaque
Lincoln, Hilton House, plaque
Lincoln, Hilton House, plaque

A bronze plaque on the west wall of Hilton House records the owner, William Hilton, RA and Peter de Wint, who married Hilton's sister Harriet.

The two artist friends split their time between London and this house in Lincoln during the 1820s and 30s.

November 2019

Buildings, Lincoln Peter de Wint, William Hilton, Harriet
Lincoln, HM Prison, Greetwell Road
Lincoln, HM Prison, Greetwell Road
Lincoln, HM Prison, Greetwell Road

"Lincoln opened as a local prison in 1872 to hold remand and convicted prisoners and replacing the prison at Lincoln Castle.

The original 1869–72 structures designed by Frederick Peck are now listed buildings and are notable examples of High Victorian gothic design.

The prison accommodation has been altered and extended at various times in the 20th century"

 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HM_Prison_Lincoln

DB 26 February 2019

Lincoln, Prison, Greetwell Road, HMP, Frederick Peck
Lincoln, HM Prison, Greetwell Road
Lincoln, HM Prison, Greetwell Road
Lincoln, HM Prison, Greetwell Road

Kelly's Directory of Lincolnshire 1919 states :-

"His Majesty's Prison, on the Greetwell road, three quarters of a mile from the Cathedral, is a building of red brick, faced with Ancaster stone, and was opened in June, 1872, at a cost of about £39,000; the principal entrance is by a gateway flanked by embattled towers; on either side of the entrance are the governor's and chief warder's houses, and there is also a chapel, with a good organ; the building will now hold about 400 prisoners.

Female prisoners are now sent to Nottingham.

The total staff of officers is 26"

DB 26 February 2019

Lincoln, Prison, Greetwell Road, HMP
Lincoln, Jew's House
Lincoln, Jew's House
Lincoln, 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,
Lincoln, Jew's House
Lincoln, Jew's House
Lincoln, 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,
Lincoln, Jews' Court
Lincoln, Jews' Court
Lincoln, 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
Lincoln, Jews' Court and Jew's House
Lincoln, Jews' Court and Jew's House
Lincoln, 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,
Lincoln, Judges' Lodging
Lincoln, Judges' Lodging
Lincoln, Judges' Lodging

"Judges' lodging. c1810. By William Hayward.

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1388484 

White's Directory 1856 has an entry "The JUDGES' LODGINGS, on the north side of Castle hill, is a large brick mansion, erected at the expense of the county, in 1812, and containing apartments for the use of the Judges during the assizes.

The ASSIZES are held twice a year, at the County Hall, for Lincolnshire, and at the City Sessions House for the City and County of the City".

DB 7 August 2020 

Lincoln, Judges' Lodging, William Hayward
Lincoln, Lincolnshire County Offices
Lincoln, Lincolnshire County Offices
Lincoln, Lincolnshire County Offices

The County Offices on Newland, built in 1932, incorporate an earlier eighteenth century house.

Pearl Wheatley, 2011

Buildings, Lincolnshire County Council Officeds
Lincoln, Magistrates' Court, High Street
Lincoln, Magistrates' Court, High Street
Lincoln, Magistrates' Court, High Street

Opened by the Prince of Wales on 20th November 1990.

Superseded the magistrates courts at Lincoln Castle and the old Sessions House which latter is now part of Lincoln College.

https://www.lincolnshirelife.co.uk/posts/view/lincoln-courthouse-and-gaol 

DB 4 February 2019

Lincoln Magistrates' Court, High Street
Lincoln, Magistrates' Court, High Street
Lincoln, Magistrates' Court, High Street
Lincoln, Magistrates' Court, High Street

Royal coat of arms above the entrance.

DB 4 February 2019

Lincoln Magistrates' Court
Lincoln, Michaelgate
Lincoln, Michaelgate
Lincoln, Michaelgate

A favourite view in uphill Lincoln, looking from the upper end of Michaelgate towards Steep Hill.

The timber framed building on the right is owned by the City Council.

2014

Buildings, Lincoln, Michaelgate
Lincoln, New Theatre Royal
Lincoln, New Theatre Royal
Lincoln, New Theatre Royal

"The present theatre, initially called the New Theatre Royal, was built in 1893 to the designs of Bertie Crewe and W.G.R. Sprague.

After an explosion and fire in 1892 had destroyed the previous Theatre Royal on the site, built in 1806.

The 1806 theatre was, in turn, a rebuild of an earlier theatre of 1764 on Butchery Street, now called Clasketgate.

The structure of the building remained the same until 1907, when the present frontage, foyer, and lounge were added, spinning the orientation of the entrance to face Clasketgate.

A 2010 refurbishment of public non-auditorium space restructured and modernised the foyer and bar areas.

The building is Grade II listed"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Theatre_Royal_Lincoln 

DB 20 October 2018

Lincoln, New Theatre Royal, Bertie Crewe, W.G.R. Sprague
Lincoln, New Theatre Royal
Lincoln, New Theatre Royal
Lincoln, New Theatre Royal

"Auditorium has a moulded proscenium arch with Corinthian flanking pilasters, corner brackets, and a single half-round box each side ...

The interior is important as a surviving example of late C19 theatre design and decoration".

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1388499 

DB 20 October 2018

Lincoln, New Theatre Royal, Bertie Crewe, W.G.R. Sprague
Lincoln, New Theatre Royal
Lincoln, New Theatre Royal
Lincoln, New Theatre Royal

"2 cantilevered galleries with curved, moulded plaster panelled fronts ...

The interior is important as a surviving example of late C19 theatre design and decoration"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1388499 

DB 20 October 2018

Lincoln, New Theatre Royal, Bertie Crewe, W.G.R. Sprague
Lincoln, New Theatre Royal, Fly System
Lincoln, New Theatre Royal, Fly System
Lincoln, New Theatre Royal, Fly System

"A fly system, or theatrical rigging system, is a system of rope lines, blocks (pulleys), counterweights and related devices within a theater that enables a stage crew to fly (hoist) quickly, quietly and safely components such as curtains, lights, scenery, stage effects and, sometimes, people.

Systems are typically designed to fly components between clear view of the audience and out of view, into the large opening, known as the fly loft, above the stage"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fly_system 

DB 20 October 2018

Lincoln, New Theatre Royal, Bertie Crewe, W.G.R. Sprague
Lincoln, New Theatre Royal, Playbill
Lincoln, New Theatre Royal, Playbill
Lincoln, New Theatre Royal, Playbill

Playbill on display in the New Theatre Royal for a 1933 production by the Denville Players.

Dempsey Stuart as the featured actor. 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alfred_Denville 

Lincoln, New Theatre Royal, Playbill, Denville Players, Dempsey Stuart, actor
Lincoln, New Theatre Royal, Wartime
Lincoln, New Theatre Royal, Wartime
Lincoln, New Theatre Royal, Wartime

Wartime theatre information displayed in the New Theatre Royal.

Programmes as advertised in the "Lincolnshire Echo" and the "Lincolnshire Chronicle".

"NEAREST AIR RAID SHELTER—ST. PETER-AT-ARCHES-140 yds."

Lincoln, New Theatre Royal, war
Lincoln, Odd Fellows Hall & Rustons Club, Unity Square
Lincoln, Odd Fellows Hall & Rustons Club, Unity Square
Lincoln, Odd Fellows Hall & Rustons Club, Unity Square

Odd Fellows Hall and Rustons Club 1878.

DB 19 May 2011

Lincoln, Odd Fellows Hall, Rustons Club, Unity Square, Lincoln
Lincoln, Old Bishop's Palace, Garden
Lincoln, Old Bishop's Palace, Garden
Lincoln, 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,
Lincoln, Police Station
Lincoln, Police Station "Ryvita House"
Lincoln, Police Station "Ryvita House"

Former Divisional Headquarters, West Parade, Lincoln closed December 2020 with the police moving to a new Blue Light Hub on South Park together with fire and ambulance personnel.

Built in 1973 it was known locally as Ryvita House from its brutalist style textured concrete exterior.

DB 29 July 2019

 

Lincoln, Police Station, West Parade, Ryvita House
Lincoln, Post Office (Mailbox Public House)
Lincoln, Post Office (Mailbox Public House)
Lincoln, Post Office (Mailbox Public House)

The city's former Main Post Office in Guildhall Street.

"Post office. 1906. By WT Oldrieve for HM Office of Works"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1388563 

Now the Mailbox public house.

DB 29 July 2019

Lincoln, Post Office, Mailbox public house, WT Oldrieve
Lincoln, Pottergate Arch
Lincoln, Pottergate Arch
Lincoln, 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,
Lincoln, Pottergate Arch
Lincoln, Pottergate Arch
Lincoln, 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
Lincoln, Radion Cinema (Radio Lincolnshire)
Lincoln, Radion Cinema (Radio Lincolnshire)
Lincoln, Radion Cinema (Radio Lincolnshire)

Former Radion Cinema now the home of Radio Lincolnshire.

"Designed by W.J. King, the Radion Cinema was the last Lincoln cinema built before the war, opening on March 27th 1939"

http://cinematreasures.org/theaters/37402 

DB 16 September 2019

Lincoln, Radion Cinema, Radio Lincolnshire, W.J. King
Lincoln, Ritz Cinema
Lincoln, Ritz Cinema
Lincoln, Ritz Cinema

Former Ritz Cinema,143-147 High Street now a J.D. Wetherspoon's pub.

The Ritz Cinema opened 1937.

Taken over by the Rank Organisation and re-named as the Odeon 1956 but closed 1981.

Re-opened as an independent 1985, with the name reverting back to the Ritz, but closed again 1996.

In 1998 it re-opened as a J.D. Wetherspoon pub using the foyer and stalls area.

http://cinematreasures.org/theaters/25899

DB 5 December 2019

Lincoln, Ritz Cinema, Odeon, Wetherspoon
Lincoln, Royal Mail Sorting Office / Delivery Office
Lincoln, Royal Mail Sorting Office / Delivery Office
Lincoln, Royal Mail Sorting Office / Delivery Office

Royal Mail Sorting Office / Delivery Office dated 1964. Located on the site of a former tannery.

The previous sorting office was just a little to the east along Firth Road. 

DB 18 September 2019 

Lincoln, Royal mail sorting office post
Lincoln, Scorer, Sam - garage
Lincoln, Scorer, Sam - garage
Lincoln, Scorer, Sam - garage

Buildings, Sam Scorer garage
Lincoln, Sibthorp House
Lincoln, Sibthorp House
Lincoln, 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 façade (shown here) was replaced in the early seventeenth century.

Buildings, Sibthorp House
Lincoln, St Anne's Bedehouses
Lincoln, St Anne's Bedehouses
Lincoln, St Anne's Bedehouses
St Anne’s Bedehouses in Lincoln were founded in 1847 (completed 1854) by Richard Waldo Sibthorp and include work by both A W N Pugin and William Butterfield.
Buildings, St Anne's Bedehouse, Richard Waldo Sibthorp, A W N Pugin, William Butterfield
Lincoln, St Marks Bus Station
Lincoln, St Marks Bus Station
Lincoln, St Marks Bus Station

Postcard published by Lincolnshire Road Car Company Limited.

Bus Station was demolished in 1995(?) to make way for Debenhams Department Store.

 

Lincoln, St Marks Bus Station, Lincolnshire Road Car Company Limited
Lincoln, Stonebow
Lincoln, Stonebow
Lincoln, 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
Lincoln, The Priory
Lincoln, The Priory
Lincoln, The Priory

More accurately 2 Minster Yard. Mostly dating from 1664-70 though the porch and windows are Victorian. There are 13th and 14th century parts of a great hall remaining.

Undated postcard.

Buildings, Priory
Lincoln, The Lawn
Lincoln, The Lawn
Lincoln, The Lawn

East elevation of the former asylum.

Pearl Wheatley, 2012

Buildings, Lincoln The Lawn
Lincoln, The Lawn
Lincoln, The Lawn
Lincoln, The Lawn

North elevation of the former asylum.

Pearl Wheatley, 2012

Buildings, The Lawn
Lincoln, The Lawn
Lincoln, The Lawn
Lincoln, The Lawn

South elevation of the asylum built in 1820.

Pearl Wheatley, 2012

Buildings, The Lawn
Lincoln, The Lawn
Lincoln, The Lawn
Lincoln, The Lawn

West elevation of the former asylum.

Pearl Wheatley, 2012

Buildings, The Lawn
Lincoln, Tithe Barn
Lincoln, Tithe Barn
Lincoln, 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,
Lincoln, Usher Art Gallery
Lincoln, Usher Art Gallery
Lincoln, Usher Art Gallery

"Art gallery. 1926-27. By Sir Reginald Blomfield".

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1388632 

Entry in Kelly's Directory 1930 reads :-

"The Usher Art Gallery, Lindum road, was erected, equipped and endowed from the funds of the James Ward Usher bequest.

The building was designed by Sir Reginald Blomfield R.A. and was opened in 1927 by H.R.H. the Prince of Wales.

The Usher collection contains miniatures, watches, porcelain, Napoleonic and Nelson relics, antique silver, pictures etc.

In addition to the Usher collection the gallery contains many valuable paintings, drawings and prints illustrative of Lincolnshire, and a number of interesting examples of embroidery.

Loan exhibitions of pictures and sculptures are frequently arranged.

The gallery is open on Monday, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 8.30 p.m. and Sundays from 2.30 to 5 p.m. Admission is free.

Chairman, Miss M. E. Nevile M.B.E., J.P. ; director, A. R. Corns F.L.A."

DB 12 August 2019 

Lincoln, Usher Art Gallery, Reginald Blomfield, James Ward Usher
Lincoln, Usher Art Gallery
Lincoln, Usher Art Gallery
Lincoln, Usher Art Gallery

Wall plaque inside the building.

DB 13 December 2018

Lincoln, Usher Art Gallery, James Ward Usher
Lincoln, Usher Art Gallery, Garden Pavilion
Lincoln, Usher Art Gallery, Garden Pavilion
Lincoln, Usher Art Gallery, Garden Pavilion

Located in Temple Gardens surrounding the Usher Art Galley.

"Garden pavilion and terrace wall. 1926-27. Probably by Sir Reginald Blomfield"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1388633 

DB 18 October 2018

Lincoln, Usher Art Gallery, temple Garden Pavilion
Lincoln, Usher Art Gallery, Garden Temple
Lincoln, Usher Art Gallery, Garden Temple
Lincoln, Usher Art Gallery, Garden Temple

Located in Temple Gardens surrounding the Usher Art Gallery.

"Garden temple, now office. Early C19. Ashlar with flat roof. Doric style, based on the Choragic Monument of Thrasyllus"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1388801 

DB 18 October 2018

Lincoln, Usher Art Gallery, Garden Temple
Lincoln, Vicar's Court
Lincoln, Vicar's Court
Lincoln, Vicar's Court

This grouping of four two-storeyed buildings lies to the south-east of the Cathedral. This was the college of the Cathedral Vicars Choral.

Most of the buildings date from the fourteenth century though they were badly damaged in the Civil War and were subsequently repaired.

Frith photograph, 1939

Buildings, Lincoln Vicars' Court
Lincoln, Vicars' Court
Lincoln, Vicars' Court
Lincoln, 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
Lincoln, Water Works
Lincoln, Water Works
Lincoln, Water Works

"Water tower. Dated 1911. By Sir Reginald Blomfield ...  Baroque Revival detailing ... The structure was given an elaborate ashlar facing to blend with the nearby historic buildings"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1388494 

OS 25 inch map published 1907 shows "Reservoir Lincoln Corp. Water Works" here prior to construction of the tower. 

DB 13 May 2019

Lincoln, Water Works
Lincoln, Water Works
Lincoln, Water Works
Lincoln, Water Works

Date stone recording construction of the tower in 1911.

Kelly's Directory 1930 states "The original source of water supply was from a small impounding reservoir at Hartsholme, this being supplemented later from gathering grounds in the gravel beds at Boultham, and later by a supply from the river Witham, with filter beds and pumping station at Boultham.

The waterworks were taken over by the Corporation by the Act of 1871.

In 1908 the Corporation provided a new water supply at a cost of £265,000, from the new red sandstone formation at Elkesley, in Nottinghamshire ; the new supply was available in October, 1911, and the old works abandoned entirely.

The water is of excellent quality".

DB 7 August 2020

Lincoln, Water Works
Lincoln, West Hill House
Lincoln, West Hill House
Lincoln, West Hill House

A house on Motherby Hill dating from the mid-eighteenth century.

Pearl Wheatley, 2012

Buildings, West Hill House
Lincoln, Whitefriars
Lincoln, Whitefriars
Lincoln, Whitefriars

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
Lincoln, Whitefriars
Lincoln, Whitefriars
Lincoln, 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
Lincoln, Willson's Cottages, Newport
Lincoln, Willson's Cottages, Newport
Lincoln, Willson's Cottages, Newport

The stone cottages on Newport, Lincoln, known as Willson'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, Willson's Cottages, Lincoln Civic Trust, Duke of Gloucester,
Lincoln, YMCA
Lincoln, YMCA
Lincoln, YMCA

Lincoln YMCA pictured in 1978 before Croft Street was extended past the front of the building. Roy Weaver was General Secretary at this date.

The YMCA website states :-

"Lincoln YMCA was founded in 1869 and was based in rooms above Mawer & Collingham’s department store, now Binns.

In 1881 it moved to Guildhall Street, Lincoln in the building now occupied by the Orgasmic Bar.

We moved to new purpose-built accommodation at our present site on St Rumbold’s Street in 1969.

Lincoln YMCA became Lincolnshire YMCA in 2005 when Stamford YMCA joined with us"

http://www.lincsymca.co.uk/about-us/history/ 

Kelly's Directory 1919 has a reference to the Guildhall Street building "The Young Men's Christian Association building, Guildhall street, consists of reading and lecture rooms, a billiard room, cafe and class rooms".

DB 1978

Buildings, Lincoln YMCA, Roy Weaver, Saint Rumbold Street, Lincolnshire YMCA, Mawer & Collingham
Scorer, Sam - architect
Scorer, Sam - architect
Scorer, Sam - architect

The garage designed by Sam Scorer on Brayford Wharf, Lincoln, was built in 1959-61 for the Lincolnshire Motor Company as a car showroom

In 1974 it was acquired by Lincolnshire County Council and used as the library headquarters.

Following extensive internal refurbishment, It is now a Prezzo Restaurant.

Buildings, Sam Scorer garage