South-East Lincoln - Canwick Road, South Common, St Catherines and Bracebridge, edited by Andrew Walker
Book published by the Survey of Lincoln in 2011, 96 pages. Paperback (N5455X1)
From the rear side cover: This book... examines the buildings and structures of the south-eastern part of the city. It covers an area ranging from the industrial engineering works of Clayton and Shuttleworth in the north through to Bracebridge Low Fields in the south. The district covered also includes the Sincil Bank residential area, South Park, South Common, St Catherine’s, Newark Road, and Bracebridge.
The book explores a wide time frame from the prehistoric period through to the early 21st century. Various chapters focus upon the industries which were located in the area from industrial engineering and gas works to food processing. A wide range of housing is explored, form the workers’ homes of the Sincil Bank area to the grander Bracebridge Hall. Transport featured prominently in the area: chapters on railways and trams and the buildings and structures associated with them are included. Drainage is an important feature in the district and is given due attention. Leisure activities are also considered: Lincoln City’s football ground is located at the heart of the district and the various recreational uses of the South Common are examined, including the agricultural shows, fairs and circuses that have appeared temporarily on the site. Places of worship and containment, such as a hospital for lepers, and final resting places are also investigated.
Sections include: Archaeology of the south-eastern suburbs, The Hospital of the Holy Sepulchre, The Malandry, Eastwards from Swan’s Paddock, Housing development between Sincil Dyke and Canwick Road, St Catherine’s: the birth of a Victorian suburb, Chartist housing on Brant Road, From Bracebridge Hall to Grosvenor Hall, Canwick Road and Robey’s, The growth and decline of the manufacturing firm of Clayton &Shuttleworth, The Bracebridge Gasworks, Number 255 Newark Road: Walker’s Snack Foods/Smith’s Crisps Factory/Herring’s Nurseries, The Lincoln to Grantham Railway, Map of the district, Lincoln’s trams 1882-1929, Bridges in the neighbourhood, Drainage in the neighbourhood: the importance of Sincil Dyke, Places of worship in the neighbourhood, The Canwick Road cemeteries and crematorium, Account by C.W. Pennell concerning pollution damage to the Pennell’s Lowfields Nursery 1894, Sincil Bank stadium, and Agricultural shows, circuses & fairs on the South Common 1854 to the present
Condition of the booklet is generally excellent. The covers are clean and bright, the spine is intact and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound. There is a small price sticker on the rear side cover