Lincoln Cathedral

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Lincoln Cathedral
Cathedral Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Lincoln
Lincoln Cathedral from Castle Hill (crop).jpg
Lincoln Cathedral is located in Lincoln Central
Lincoln Cathedral
Lincoln Cathedral
Shown within Lincoln
Coordinates: 53°14′04″N 0°32′10″W / 53.23444°N 0.53611°W / 53.23444; -0.53611
Location Lincoln, Lincolnshire
Country England
Denomination Church of England
Previous denomination Roman Catholic
Tradition Anglo-Catholic
Website www.lincolncathedral.com
History
Consecrated 11 May 1092
Architecture
Style Gothic
Years built 1185–1311
Groundbreaking 1088
Specifications
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)
Administration
Diocese Lincoln (since 1072)
Province Canterbury
Clergy
Dean Christine Wilson
Subdean John Patrick
Precentor Sal McDougall
Chancellor vacant
Laity
Director of music Aric Prentice
Organist(s) Jeffery Makinson

Lincoln Cathedral is an Anglican church in Lincoln, England.[1] It was the tallest building in the world for over 200 years (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.[2]

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  1. full name: The Cathedral Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Lincoln.
  2. The Cathedral Church of Lincoln: a history and description