Lincoln Cathedral (Lincoln) Reviews
Newest Review: ... with such subtle workmanship that it was more beautiful than ever before, and second to none in England". I would agree with that! An earthquake struck in 1185, damaging the basic structure of the cathedral. The bishop of this time, St Hugh (Bishop of Lincoln 1186-1200) began the reconstruction in 1192. The cathedral was reconstructed in a Gothic style, with pointed - no longer round - arches, ribbed vaults and flying buttresses, which enabled large, stained glass windows and large roof spans to be inserted. St Hugh died in 1200, before work was complete. In 1237, the central Tower of the cathedral collapse ... more
Customer Lincoln Cathedral (Lincoln) Reviews (2)
by - written on 27/05/01, updated on 27/05/01 (Very useful, 116 readings)
Serenely settled at the peak of one of Lincolnshire's highest points sits the majestic cathedral church of st Mary - better known as Lincoln Cathedral. Due to its geographical position, Lincoln Cathedral can be see from approximately 20 miles in any direction. --------------------------------------------- History. The Cathedral was originally built by Bishop Romegius, and consecrated in 1092. Romegius was a Benedictine Monk and a supporter of William the Conqueror in 1066. Romegius was also the first Norman bishop of the largest diocese in Mediaeval England - this diocese stretched from the River Humber down to the Thames. The ... Read the complete review
by - written on 26/03/01, updated on 26/03/01 (Very useful, 41 readings)
From whichever way you approach the City of Lincoln you cannot avoid seeing the towers of Lincoln Cathedral dominating the skyline. A Cathedral has stood on the hill overlooking this area for nearly 1000 years and although many parts have been rebuilt the Cathedral has managed to survive in spite of a fire, an earthquake and gale force winds. Of course as it is at the top of a hill, be prepared for a good walk to get to the Cathedral, but the climb is well worth while. The Cathedral is very impressive and popular with tourists. After entering through the Great West Door you cannot fail to be impressed by the Nave. This enormous area of the ... Read the complete review
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