A Sketch of Lincoln in 1810

This description of Lincoln was written by Adam Stark.  He was as critical of the city as some of us are two hundred years later

Jon of Gaunt's Palace
LINCOLN is at present arbitrarily divided into two parts, known by the appellation of Above-hill and Below-hill, though, where this division begins or ends, perhaps none of the inhabitants can determine. The former part is the general residence of the gentry and clergy ; while the latter is mostly inhabited by merchants and tradespeople : the one being, according to the common estimation, considered as the court, and the other as the mercantile part of the city. Click here to read the article
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