Lincoln’s City Centre, North of the River Witham



The twelfth booklet in The Survey of Lincoln’s series and contains a range of both historic and contemporary images.

It focuses on the area north of the River Witham towards Castle Hill, from Orchard Street in the west to Broadgate and Lindum Road to the east that today is principally associated with High Street shopping, commerce and leisure activities. 

The Romans conquered Lincolnshire in 48 AD.  Shortly afterwards they built a fort on the site of Lincoln (Lindum colonia) and when the area was pacified developed the area as a settlement for retired soldiers.  This booklet examines the buildings and structures in the district, tracing the area’s development from the Roman period until the twenty-first century.  It explores buildings that are still standing and others that no longer form part of the townscape. Prominent surviving buildings such as the Stonebow, Jews’ Court, Christ’s Hospital, the Theatre Royal, the Drill Hall and the Central Library are considered alongside a range of other buildings and structures that have either changed use over time or have been demolished, despite at some point having been important elements in the life of the city.  

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Ed. Andrew Walker


Survey of Lincoln


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