The Cathedral Quarter, Lincoln, Lincolnshire. Location map
 
  Looking through Exchequer gate into the Market Place, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England   The Cathedral Quarter, Lincoln, Lincolnshire.

The Cathedral Quarter is the local area around Lincoln Cathedral; no surprises there then. The Exchequer gate is just opposite the West Front of the cathedral and leads into the market Square.

Looking through the arch in Exchequer Gate into the market Square we can see the Tourist Information Centre, the black and white timber-framed building, with the main gate of the castle beyond.

 

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  View of the 16th century merchant's house, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England   The cathedral Quarter, Lincoln, Lincolnshire.

The Tourist Information Centre is housed in a 16th century merchant's house on the corner of bailgate. This building is double jettied which means that the first floor overhangs the ground floor and the second floor overhangs the first.

The castle gate can be seen in the distance on the far side of the market Square.

 

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  View of Exchequer Gate, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England   The Cathedral Quarter, Lincoln, Lincolnshire.

The 14th century Exchequer Gate seen from the Market Place. The gate was so named because in medieval times tenants of the cathedral gathered here to pay their rents.

 

 

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  Newport Arch (Roman), Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England   The Cathedral Quarter, Lincoln, Lincolnshire.

Newport Arch, at the north end of Bailgate, is a 3rd century Roman gate and is, reputedly, the oldest arch in the U.K. still used by vehicular traffic. As the north gate of the city it carried the major Roman road Ermine Street.

Note the separate pedestrian arch on the right.

 

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  Ellis Mill, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England   The Museum of Linconshire Life, Lincoln, Lincolnshire.

Ellis Mill is located on Mill Road, so called because of the nine windmills that were to be found in this road. Elllis Mill is now the only survivor of those mills and dates from 1798 but there has been a mill on this site from at least the middle of the 17th century. It is in full working order.

The mill is not actually in the Museum of Lincolnshire Life but is just behind it and it appears that, at the time of writing, it is open to the public at weekends only.

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