Lincoln is a City in the East
Midlands of England, in the county of
Lincolnshire, popular for its huge
Cathedral, once the highest building in
the world, historic Castle, old cobbled
streets, and Boat Trips.
Over 30 Lincoln Attractions
Lincoln Cathedral and Castle are situated
on a hill in the centre of Lincoln. These are
two of the top attractions in England. The
earliest parts of the Cathedral are from
1088. In 1311, it was the tallest building in
the world after the Spire on the central
tower was completed at 525 feet. The central
Spire collapsed during a storm in 1548.
1st century BC - an Iron Age settlement
was present at Lincoln
AD 48 - the Romans took control of the
area and built a Fortress named Lindon, with
a large settlement growing around the
400s - the Romans withdrew from England,
leading to the Vikings taking control of much
of the country, including Lincoln.
1066 - the Norman conquest of England by
William I led to Lincoln Castle being built
two years later.
1092 - the first Lincoln Cathedral was
completed next to the Castle.
1124 - Lincoln Cathedral is damaged by a
1150s - Lincoln's medieval town had become
one of the wealthiest towns in England,
trading in cloth and wool.
1185 - Lincoln Cathedral is partially
destroyed by an earthquake.
1215 - the Magna Carta
was drawn up with one of the original copies
being kept at Lincoln Castle.
1255 - work to build Lincoln Cathedral in
a larger scale begins.
1200s late - the Bishops Palace was
completed by Lincoln Cathedral, becoming one
of the most important buildings in
1311 - the central tower Spire of the
Cathedral is completed at 525 feet.
1420 - the two west towers of the
Cathedral are built higher and topped with
spires as well.
1548 - the central tower Spire crashed
down during a storm.
1642 - 1651 - Lincoln changed hands a
number of times during the English Civil
1700s - 1800s - Lincoln grew around the
Revolution and with the Foss Dyke
Canal to transport goods in and out of
1760s - the start of the Industrial
Revolution led to Lincoln becoming home
to many top heavy engineering companies.
1807 - the two spires on the cathedral
west towers were removed.
1834 - the Great Tom bell is fitted in the
central tower of the Cathedral. This 5 ton
bell is rung avery hour.
1914 - 1945 - during the two World Wars,
heavy engineering companies at Lincoln
produced military hardware, including the
Today - Lincoln businesses are mainly
public administration, commerce, farming, and
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History of Lincoln.