Riseholme Campus

Overview

Riseholme Campus Character Area is largely composed of the campus of an agricultural college associated with the University of Lincoln set within the former parkland of the 18th century Riseholme Hall. Located between the A15 and A46 roads leading north and northeast of Lincoln, the core of the campus has a variety of buildings dating from the Early Modern Era [1350-1750 AD] to the Modern Period [1967-2010 AD].
 
There are traces of nearly 2000 years of occupation and use in the Character Area, the earliest of which is the A15 which follows the course of a Roman Military [60-90 AD] road. Many elements of the area’s medieval past survive including earthworks associated with the deserted medieval village of Riseholme, as well as later components including the 18th century Riseholme Hall with its associated buildings and parkland, a 19th century church along with field boundaries dating to the time of private enclosure of the land.
 
Buildings at the core of the campus are large and are built in a variety of architectural styles, ranging from Georgian and Post-modern. The focal point of the campus is Riseholme Hall, a large stone built country house with associated stable blocks, walled garden and lodges, and St Mary’s church. Elsewhere in the area, residential development has occurred along Riseholme Lane from the Post-War Period [1946-1966 AD].  
 
Apart from the campus and residential buildings, the Character Area has large areas of managed grassland and woodland, formerly of the park. There is one area of native broad-leaved woodland, though the remainder is managed oak plantations.
 
Views from the centre of the area northwards are terminated by areas of woodland, though open rural land lies beyond the plantations. There are wide ranging rural views to the south, which include Lincoln Cathedral, and create a visual connection to the city.
View of Riseholme Hall across ornamental lake

Key Statistics

Latitude/Longitude: (53.268357, -0.52694)
Character Area Type: Civic
Location: Rural hinterland
Predominant Period: Early Industrial (1750 to 1845 AD)
Secondary Period: Modern (1967 to Current day)
Average Building Type: Detached
Average Building Density: Low