How to Confuse the Visitor to Lincoln

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The wise Elders of earlier centuries of the City of Lincoln chose a unique way to name the streets of the city. Take, for instance, Castle Hill: Castle Hill is between Lincoln’s castle and cathedral but try as I might … 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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“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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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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