South-East Lincoln: Canwick Road, South Common, St Catherine’s and Bracebridge.



This volume of the Survey of Lincoln’s booklets covers an area ranging from the industrial engineering works of Clayton and Shuttleworth in the north through to Bracebridge Low Fields in the south.  The district covered also includes the Sincil Bank residential area, South Park, South Common, St Catherine’s, Newark Road and Bracebridge.

This booklet explores a wide time frame from the prehistoric through to the early 21st century.  Various chapters focus upon the industries which were located in the area from industrial engineering and gas works to food processing.  A wide range of housing is explored, from the workers’ homes in Sincil Bank to the grander Bracebridge Hall.  Transport (with chapters on railways and trans along with the buildings and structures associated with them); Drainage; Leisure (including Lincolns City’s football ground) and the various recreational uses of the South Common are examined, including agricultural shows, fairs and circuses that have appeared temporarily on the site.  Places of worship and containment, such as the hospital for lepers and the final resting places are also investigated.

The district featured in this work adjoins those covered in two earlier volumes Wigford and Monk’s Road                     

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