Lincoln's Castle, Bail and Close, edited by Andrew Walker
Booklet published by the Survey of Lincoln, 76 pages. A5 size booklet (N5460X1CH)
From the rear side cover: This booklet..... puts under the spotlight an area of the city that is dominated by its Castle and Cathedral. The chapters contained here aim to explore parts of this well-documented district that have either been relatively neglected, or which provide new interpretations for consideration. The focus is principally upon the buildings and structures within the neighbourhood. The chapters range significantly across time from the Roman period until the early years of the third millennium.
Chapters examining the Castle and its immediate surroundings emphasise aspects far removed from its defensive duties. The volume also places emphasis upon a relatively neglected place of worship a stone’s throw away from the Cathedral. The collection explores elements of the neighbourhood’s history and reflects how this area has not just been a place of religious and secular authority but has also served as a site where people have lived, worked and played over time.
Sections include: Visible Roman and medieval archaeological remains within the neighbourhood in their historic context, Where did Aaron live!, Lincoln Cathedral: an annotated structural timeline, Hidden places in the Cathedral, St Mary Magdalene Church, The lane with three names and three lives, The housing of residentiary canons and laypeople in late-medieval Lincoln Cathedral Close, Map of the district, The well at St Paul-in-the Bail, The Judges' Lodgings, The Castle Dykings, Servant-keeping households in the Minster Close 1841, A place to drink and a long drop, Drury Lane Brewery, Second World War tanks for Uphill Lincoln, Castle memoirs Lincolnshire Archives 1971-91, and The Castle's invisible history: the emergence of a tourist attraction
Condition of the booklet is generally excellent. The covers are clean and bright, the staple spine is intact and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound. There is a small price sticker on the rear side cover