Tag Archives: William Watkins

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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Elementary, My Dear Watson

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Bailgate is one of the oldest streets in Lincoln, much of it follows the north to south line of Roman Lindum Colonia’s main street.  Some of the buildings date from the 17th century, there is one shop in the street … Continue reading

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Nice Body, Pity About the (Fat) Face

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305-6 is probably the most stunning building on Lincoln’s High Street.  Designed in 1899 by William Watkins (1835-1926), architect, of Lincoln, it was built by William Wright for Hewitt Brown & Co in 1900.  An oasis of beauty among the … Continue reading

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