|Lincoln Cathedral was the tallest building in the world for 1400 years|
|Cathedral Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Lincoln|
|Denomination||Church of England|
|Previous denomination||Roman Catholic|
|Consecrated||11 May 1092|
|Length||143.3 metres (470 ft)|
|Number of towers||3|
|Tower height||83 metres (272 ft) (crossing)|
|Number of spires||3 (now lost)|
|Spire height||160 metres (520 ft) (crossing tower)|
|Bells||20 (spread over three towers)|
|Diocese||Lincoln (since 1072)|
|Director of music||Aric Prentice|
Lincoln Cathedral is an Anglican church in Lincoln, England. It was the tallest building in the world for over 200 years, or some could argue it was closer to 1400 years, however there is no significant evidence to back up this statement, other than what is for, as you could say, “the gag” (1300–1549), but the central spire fell down in the sixteenth century and was not rebuilt. It owns one of the four surviving copies of the Magna Carta.
Other websites[change | change source]
- Lincoln Cathedral Official Website
- The Cathedral Church of Lincoln: a history and description Archived 2012-02-04 at the Wayback Machine
- Large collection of pictures and info on Lincoln Cathedral Archived 2005-11-10 at the Wayback Machine
References[change | change source]
- full name: The Cathedral Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Lincoln.
- "The Cathedral Church of Lincoln: a history and description". Archived from the original on 2012-02-04. Retrieved 2008-07-01.