Category Archives: Bailgate

Where Was The Bail Gate?

In the Middle Ages Lincoln was made up of three self governing areas, the City, the Close and the Bail.   These areas were managed through their own courts.  The freemen made the laws and carried them out.  The system was … Continue reading

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The South Common, Lincoln’s Southern Entrance

Common Lands are a survival of the medieval age, commons were an essential part of the manorial estate, tenants of the lord of the manor would be allotted a part of the common. Most of today’s common lands are solely … Continue reading

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This Is More Important Than The Magna Carta

The Lincoln Castle revealed, a £22 million renovation and improvement of the castle, is due to be completed in 2015. One of the most important features of the work is a new building where Magna Carta will be preserved in … Continue reading

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Snippets of History

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I was born in Lincoln a few years after the end of World War II. Lincoln in the 50s and 60s seemed a grey colourless place: buildings covered with the grime of centuries, the smoke and smell from the many … Continue reading

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“Lincoln? Where’s That?

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Way back in the 1960’s the company I worked for took all its employees to London for a night out.  I think I must be going senile, I don’t remember much about the night, but one thing that still stands … 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 Virgin Mary and the Wain Well

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The picture to the left shows Eastgate from the Bailgate junction.  Even though this line of Eastgate would go through the Roman gate from which it gets its name, the road would not have been trodden by a Roman citizen … Continue reading

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