Lincoln Cathedral


Lincoln Cathedral

This photograph was taken from Lincoln Castle Walls.
The first Cathedral was built in 1092 but an earthquake caused structural damage in 1185. It was reconstructed in 1192 in the Gothic style, where pointed arches (rather than round ones), ribbed vaults and flying buttresses were added.


One of the four surviving 1215 copies of the Magna Carta belongs to the Cathedral and is kept in Lincoln Castle.