The very first time I entered Lincoln Cathedral I remember I just stood, gazing in awesome wonder.
In time I picked up the strands of its history and how, taken with the Castle and the Medieval Bishops Palace, it forms a narrative.
I picked up the architecture and saw just how naturally the Norman sits alongside the Gothic and in its turn the Baroque of the Wren Library: more narrative.
Yet, it doesn’t stop there, today some thirty men and women wonderfully skilled in their traditional crafts of masonry, joinery, lead-working and glazing are continuing the act of creation as they follow the century long cycle of maintenance of this astonishing building.
John Ruskin famously said, ‘I have always held and proposed against all comers to maintain that the Cathedral of Lincoln is out and out the most precious piece of architecture in the British Isles’
Don’t just take his word for it, come and see for yourself.
Phil Hamlyn Williams – Chapter Clerk and Chief ExecutiveSupport Our Cathedral
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