The Campus Village Character Area (view detailed map) is entirely occupied by purpose-built residential accommodation and associated facilities for students of the University of Lincoln. There is strong unity in the townscape of post-modern style blocks of flats with small courtyards in between with repeated use of the same materials throughout the area. There is also a link with the rest of the university campus in terms of architectural style and materials. There are strong pedestrian links to the rest of the university campus and a good visual link across the Fossdyke to the rest of the city centre. The Fossdyke to the north, railway to the south and pedestrian-only access to the west act as strong boundaries to the area. The strong boundaries and use of the area combined with inward looking buildings give a sense of separateness and comparative isolation from the nearby city centre.
The current character of the Campus Village Character Area is strongly influenced by the purpose-built post-modern style student accommodation blocks and recreational facilities of the University of Lincoln campus, which were developed at the turn of the 21st century and now cover the entire area.
However, the character is also significantly shaped by earlier developments. The Fossdyke feeds into the western end of Brayford Pool which has existed since prehistoric times when the banks and islands were first used by humans. The pool may have been the origin of Lincoln’s name, derived in part from the British word ‘lindo’ meaning ‘pool’ or ‘lake’. The Fossdyke itself is the canalisation of the River Till, which may have been carried out as early as the Roman era, to connect Lincoln and the Witham to the Trent and therefore inland waterways.
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||Modern (1967 to Current day)
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