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  Lincoln Cathedral and Chapter House, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England   Lincoln Cathedral, Lincolnshire.

Approaching from the south-east this was our first view of the cathedral with the Chapter House on the right.

Lincoln Cathedral was started in 1092 but an earthquake in 1185 caused considerable structural damage so the Bishop of Lincoln, St Hugh, began work on reconstructing the current cathedral in 1192.

 

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  View of the West Front, Lincoln Cathedral, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England   Lincoln Cathedral, Lincolnshire.

This imposing West Front incorporates the surviving part of the first Romanesque Cathedral dating from 1072. In the late 14th century the height of the two towers was increased to the height they are now - 206 feet.

This cathedral is the 3rd largest in Britain (in floor space) after St Paul's and York Minster, being 484 feet by 271 feet.

We saw, and heard, some Peregrine Falcons flying around the central tower where apparently they have been nesting.

 

 

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  The Cloisters, Lincoln Cathedral, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England   Lincoln Cathedral, Lincolnshire.

This shows the Cloisters and the North Transept incorporating the Dean's Eye window.

At the time of writing there is no entry charge for visiting the Cloisters Refectory or the Cloisters themselves together with the Chapter House.

 

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  The Dean's Eye, Lincoln Cathedral, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England   Lincoln Cathedral, Lincolnshire.

The great rose window known as the Dean's Eye in the north transept dates from the 1192 rebuild begun by St Hugh and it was finally completed in 1235.

 

 

 

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