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Lincoln Cathedral, entrance to the prison chamber

Lincoln Cathedral, entrance to the prison chamber

Artist: Grimm, Samuel Hieronymus

Medium: Ink wash on paper

Date: 1773

Shelfmark: Additional MS 15541

Item number: f.79

Genre: Manuscript

A view in ink of the entrance to the prison chamber, under the north-west tower of Lincoln Cathedral. The cell dates from the 15th century, when Lincoln was divided into four independent jurisdictions - the Castle and Bail, the Beaumont Fee, the City, and the Cathedral. In later centuries, some prisoners were held here prior to making a public atonement in porch of the cathedral's Galillee chapel.

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