Lincoln Cathedral

Lincoln Cathedral
Lincoln Cathedral
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The St. Mary Lincoln's Cathedral in England is one of the great Gothic temples of the United Kingdom. A work that is part of the most select of this art along with constructions such as Salisbury Cathedral or Gloucester.

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Lincoln Cathedral

Its construction began in the 11th century but the works took a long time, in fact it was not completed until the 14th century. It is true that the initial work in the Romanesque style and sponsored by Bishop Remigio de Fécamp, ended a few years into the 12th century, but that Romanesque work first went up in flames, and later it suffered a devastating earthquake, for which a long reconstruction was undertaken in the time of Bishop Hugo, who would later be canonized and whose relics deposited in this church would be reasons for a pilgrimage to the city from Lincoln.

It was then that the Gothic scheme of the temple was generated, and key elements such as the ribbed vault or the flying buttresses were incorporated, and above all the large windows perfect for the placement of stained glass windows. However, that was only the beginning.

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Lincoln Cathedral Stained Glass

The temple was enlarged later and at the beginning of the 14th century, considerably enlarging its western façade topped by two towers and adding amore central. This last tower at some point in its history reached 160 meters in height thanks to a very high spire and a wooden spire. However, that structure was lost during a storm in 1549. That is why today its height is approximately half that. Even so, the volume of the building is imposing, and even today it is a well-visible construction for several kilometers around the county of Lincolnshire, so you have to imagine the impression it would make on people in the Middle Ages.

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Interior of Lincoln Cathedral

And if it's impressive on the outside, it's also impressive on the inside. Especially in the area of ​​the transept with the two spectacular stained glass windows at its ends. These stained glass windows are called the Eye of the Dean, and the Eye of the Bishop. And they are certainly impressive both for their color and their dimensions, and of course for the dynamic light effects they generate inside the temple.

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