Glebe Park Character Area (view detailed map) is a large suburban area lying approximately 2km north east of Lincoln city centre, composed of a series of residential developments, which illustrate changing attitudes and approaches to the construction of private residential housing estates in the mid to latter part of the 20th century. The suburb is well connected to radial roads leading into and out of the city to more rural areas, including The Wolds, to the east. The area is also well connected with the west of the city via the northern bypass, which runs to the north east of the houses.
The Character Area lies on the outskirts of the city between two Roman roads leading to the villages of Nettleham and Wragby. The southern boundary of the Character Area follows the line of the former boundary line between Nettleham Parish and City of Lincoln. Residential development has overwritten much of the former landscape. However, the area contains many traces of its rural past, including a former 18th-century farmhouse and lines of field boundaries associated with the 18/19th-century enclosure of land.
Land within the Character Area may have been cultivated, if not grazed, from the Prehistoric Era [10,000 BC-90 AD] although no evidence of early field boundaries currently exists. During the Roman Military Era [60-90 AD] and Roman Colonia Era [90-410 AD] the area may have been part of the Roman ‘territorium’, an area of land surrounding major Roman fortresses in which agricultural production and services were dedicated to the service of the legion rather than the local population. It is likely that the route of the modern Wragby and Nettleham Roads, between which the Character Area is located, were first established during the Roman Military Era.
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