Monthly Archives: October 2013

Banks and High Bridge

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Sir Joseph Banks is well-known as a naturalist and botanist, the son of William Banks a wealthy Lincolnshire land owner.  Joseph was also a farmer and business man and was instrumental in promoting the Horncastle Canal. An Act of Parliament … Continue reading

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A Fitting Tribute

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Over the years several streets in Lincoln have had name changes, Clay Lane to West Parade; New Road to Lindum Road; St Giles Gate to Wragby Road are just three. What seems at first like the most insignificant name change … Continue reading

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Lincoln’s Smallest Parish

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What is unusual about the Cold Bath House parish? 1891 Census Copyright © 2003-2011 The Trustees of FreeCEN. Cold Bath House parish was created in 1837.  It had an area of 1 acre and was located at the top of … Continue reading

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Lincoln’s Industrial Revolution

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In The Decline and Rise of Lincoln I wrote about how Lincoln fell from its position as one of the most important cities in England to a rural backwater hardly able to support itself.  Now I will cover the times when Lincoln grew … Continue reading

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The Schoolboy Who Killed a King

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St Katherines Priory was a religious house of the Gilbertine Order, it stood on a site west of St Catherines, south of Sincil Drain and north of Hamilton Road.  William Griffith, the last prior, surrendered the priory in 1535 to … Continue reading

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