Category Archives: Roman

The Romans Arrive in Lincoln

When the Romans arrived in Britain in AD43 strong trading ties had existed almost since Julius Caesar’s abortive invasion. Rather than seen as invaders, in many places the British tribes welcomed the Romans, as did the Corieltauvi at Lincoln.   … Continue reading

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Broadgate, Built on Roman Foundations

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Broadgate is one of the main south to north routes through Lincoln and is one of the more recent important roads of Lincoln.  The road is believed to have been built on the Roman east wall and ditch of the lower … 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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Lincoln’s Northern Medieval Suburb

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When William the Conqueror ordered the building of Lincoln Castle 166 houses, and a church, were demolished.  The people who lived in these houses were moved to an area north of the Roman north gate: this area was named New … Continue reading

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