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
LocationLincoln, Lincolnshire
CountryEngland
DenominationChurch of England
Previous denominationRoman Catholic
TraditionAnglo-Catholic
Websitewww.lincolncathedral.com
History
Consecrated11 May 1092
Architecture
StyleGothic
Years built1185–1311
Groundbreaking1088
Specifications
Length143.3 metres (470 ft)
Number of towers3
Tower height83 metres (272 ft) (crossing)
Number of spires3 (now lost)
Spire height160 metres (520 ft) (crossing tower)
Bells20 (spread over three towers)
Administration
DioceseLincoln (since 1072)
ProvinceCanterbury
Clergy
DeanChristine Wilson
SubdeanJohn Patrick
PrecentorSal McDougall
Chancellorvacant
Laity
Director of musicAric 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