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The Stonebow ~ Lincoln ( c1520 )

The Stonebow ~ Lincoln ( c1520 )
A real Lincoln landmark, this lovely Tudor building is situated above the Stonebow arch, where the southern gate to the old Roman city once stood. The Guildhall was finished in 1520, and is the official home of the Mayor of Lincoln. The Stonebow replaced the Roman gateway at the southern extremity of the colonia, or Roman town. The name 'Stonebow' comes from 'stennibogi', a Norse word meaning stone arch.

Of particular note is the south face, adorned with lovely carved statues and grotesques - carved heads of mythical beasts and strange creatures. The 'mote' bell, struck in 1371, is still used to signal council meetings. The old debtors prison on this site has been turned into the Civic Insignia Room, which houses a variety of historic civic treasures, including a sword given by Richard II and Charles I's mace of office. Regular guided tours are available.

In the medieval period the Lincoln guilds met here to administer Lincoln's city government. This 'guild government' was called the burwarmote. This quasi-trade body was then replaced by a city council. For many years the city gaol was located at the Guildhall, with dungeons for felons, and a small debtor's prison at street level.

Frans Schols, Maeluk have particularly liked this photo

 S Drury
S Drury club
Thank you for your YS


Best wishes ... Steve
2 years ago.
 Frans Schols
Frans Schols club
Hallo Steve,jij doet mij een groot plezier met deze foto met een Phone box!
Beste wensen,...Frans......
2 years ago.
S Drury club has replied to Frans Schols club
Hello Frans i am pleased you like this shot but you may be a little dissapointed to learn that it is not in fact a phone box .. it is a cash dispencing machine that is designed to looki like an old English Red phone box

Best wishes ... Steve
2 years ago.

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