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Location address: United Kingdom, Lincoln
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Lincoln Cathedral (in full The Cathedral Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Lincoln, or sometimes St. Mary’s Cathedral) is a cathedral located in Lincoln in England and seat of the Bishop of Lincoln in the Church of England. Building commenced in 1088 and continued in several phases throughout the medieval period. It was reputedly the tallest building in the world for 238 years (1311–1549). The central spire collapsed in 1549 and was not rebuilt. It is highly regarded by architectural scholars; the eminent Victorian writer John Ruskin declared: “I have always held… that the cathedral of Lincoln is out and out the most precious piece of architecture in the British Isles and roughly speaking worth any two other cathedrals we have.”
Lincoln Cathedral is a masterwork of British architecture. When finished in 1311, it was the highest building of the world. It has also been used as filmlocation of the Da Vinci Code.
Lincoln cathedral library is perhaps the finest rare book library in the East Midlands and among the top five cathedral library collections in England. In addition there is a modern reference library which is open to the public.
Lincoln Cathedral is an imposing medieval structure with a history dating back to Norman times.