Lincoln 1BC to Present Day

  • 100

    First Settlers in Lincoln

    Circular Iron age settlements discovered along the banks of the Brayford pool.
  • 410


    Lindum Colonia is renamed Lincylene; a translation into old english.
  • 420

    Danish Invasion

    Danish Invasion
    420 - 1066
    The Danes Invade and Lincoln rises to new importance, Lincoln once again is a bustling city.
    It has its own mint, named after the local ruler St Martin
  • Jan 1, 1068

    Lincoln Castle Built

    Lincoln Castle Built
    After the Norman invasion of 1066, WIlliam the conquerer sees Lincoln's wealth and potential and qickly builts a fort to control the area and its wealth.
  • Jan 1, 1092

    Cathedral Built

    Cathedral Built
    Due to it's wealth and importance, the first Cathedral was built
  • Jan 1, 1110

    Strength to Strength

    Strength to Strength
    Lincoln became the largest and wealthiest Diocese in all of England, stretching from the Humer to the Thames.
  • Jan 1, 1150

    Bishop's Palace Constructed

    Bishop's Palace Constructed
    The Bishop's Palace was constructed and became the grandest residential Structure in England. It was the centre of administrative business for the Diocese. The Diocese was the main income for the city of Lincoln and Lincoln continued to prosper
  • Jan 1, 1230

    Third Largest City in England

    After London and York, Lincoln was the third largest city in England, with the wealth to match. Its main trade at this time was wool, they were able to transport this on the river witham.
    Danes Terrace flourished with this manufacturing trade.
  • Jan 1, 1409

    The Great Decline

    WIth over population and frequent flooding, Lincoln was susceptible to disease and many died.
  • Jan 1, 1538

    Dissolution of the monastaries

    Henry VIII dissolutes the monastaries and claims the wealth his own. With little industry left and no monastic income, Lincon becomes deserted and building fall into direpair.
  • Civil War

    Buildings in uphill Lincoln were destroyed by the civil war, Danes Terrace being hugely affected. With no income and little wealth, they were unable to be rebuilt. Lincoln becomes the one street town we know today.
  • Revolution

    1810-1911 The area is revolutionised due to the industrial and agricultural revolution. Many residential dwellings built in uphill Lincoln to cater for this influx in population. Terrace housing built along Danes Terrace.
  • Usher Gallery Formed

    Usher Gallery Formed
    The Usher Gallery is consructed within the walled grounds of the Bishops Palace, confriming this area as the cultural quarter of the city
  • Industrial Dwellings cleared

    Industrial Dwellings cleared
    Industrial Dwellings cleared to make way for a new multi story car park to service thie thriving high street
  • The Collection Built

    The Collection Built
    A new museum to house the county's treasure's is built on the sit of the multistory carpark. Aspirations to bring culture and activity to the area are high
  • Roman Invasion of Lincoln

    Roman Invasion of Lincoln
    The Romans Invade and discover Lincoln's strategic position, on a cliffside and by a river. They build Stone houses and a walled city. They call it Lindum Colonia.
  • Danesgate

    Danesgate and Flaxengate are created, formed on a new street system brought over by the Danes. Built upon deserted roman foundations
  • Shops along Danes Terrace are flourishing

    Shops along Danes Terrace are flourishing
    Shops such as Potters, silversmiths, blacksmiths, jewellers and shoemakers signify wealth in the town.