Lincoln Cathedral is one of the most impressive cathedrals in England, with a cliff-like facade and tall towers that can be seen from miles away.

View from North at Dusk
North exterior of Lincoln Cathedral as night falls. Lincoln, England. Holly Hayes
Location map of Lincoln Cathedral, Lincoln, England. Click to enlarge.
Aerial view of Lincoln Cathedral, Lincoln, England. Click to enlarge.

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Listed Building ID
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Lincoln Cathedral
53.2342330° N, 0.5365490° W map · aerial
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SK 97796 71808
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Text courtesy of Historic England. © Crown Copyright, reprinted under the Open Government License.


SK9771NE MINSTER YARD 1941-1/9/224 Cathedral Church of St Mary, 08/10/53 cloisters, chapter house and libraries


Cathedral church with attached cloisters, chapter house and libraries. Established c1072-1092 by Bishop Remigius. Restored and extended following a fire, 1123-1148, for Bishop Alexander. Remodelled c1180-1200 by Richard the Mason and Geoffrey de Noiers for St Hugh of Avalon. Transepts extended and completed c1230-1235 by Michael "magister operis". Crossing tower rebuilt c1240 by master mason Alexander, and heightened 1307-1311 by Richard of Stow. Angel Choir added 1256-1280, probably by Simon de Tresk. Cloisters c1290-1300. Chapter house C13. Song school early C13. Galilee porch, west of south transept, mid C13. Cantelupe Chantry 1355, Fleming chantry 1431 by John Porter, Russell chantry 1494, Langland chantry c1547 by William Kitchin. Old Library c1422. Honywood Library, north of cloister, 1674, by Sir Christopher Wren, with contemporary bookcases... read more

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Place ID
Lincoln Cathedral, Lincoln, England
Added By
Holly Hayes
Date Added
October 8, 2013
Last Updated
May 7, 2022