Northgate and Church Lane

Overview

Northgate and Church Lane Character Area (view detailed map) is an inner city suburban area lying northeast of the Roman and Medieval upper city defences, along the summit of the north escarpment. Much of the area remained as open agricultural land until the Early Industrial period, however its proximity to the city centre has strongly influenced its development. The suburban townscape survives as an expression of the individual wealth generated during and subsequent to Lincoln’s industrial expansion during the late 19th and 20th centuries. The status of the houses is reflected in their large scale, expansive plots and often lavishly decorated form.

Many of the extensive garden plots pertaining to the large Late Victorian/Edwardian and earlier residences have been subject to infill during the Inter-war, Post-war and Modern periods. As a result many of the later housing plot boundaries incorporate elements of 19th century plot boundaries.

Northgate and Church Lane Character Area lies on top of the limestone ridge immediately northeast of the former Roman and Medieval walled cities. Much of the Character Area remained as open agricultural land up until the Early Industrial period, however its proximity to the city centre has strongly influenced its development since the Roman Military Era [60-90 AD]. The strongly suburban townscape survives as an expression of the individual wealth generated during and subsequent to Lincoln industrial expansion during the late 19th and 20th centuries.

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Terraced houses at the western end of Church Lane built from buff coloured brick. The properties are highly plain in character with no apparent decoration other than one or two projections on individual houses such as porches.

Key Statistics

Latitude/Longitude: (53.2375, -0.53364)
Character Area Type: Residential
Location: Inner suburbs
Predominant Period: Late Victorian/Edwardian (1869 to 1919 AD)
Secondary Period: Inter-war (1920 to 1945 AD)
Average Building Type: Detached
Average Building Density: High