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Lincoln Cathedral, chapterhouse f.120

Lincoln Cathedral, chapterhouse f.120

Artist: Grimm, Samuel Hieronymus

Medium: Ink wash on paper

Date: 1784

Shelfmark: Additional MS 15541

Item number: f.120

Genre: Manuscript

A north view of the chapterhouse and part of the cathedral at Lincoln. Built in the early 13th century, the chapterhouse is one of the most ambitious buildings in the cathedral complex. It is a large polygonal chamber with a single central pier supporting the vault. Around the interior walls are a series of arcaded niches and a stone bench for clerics. Chapterhouses occur uniquely in Britain, and were the site of the most important clerical business of the day.

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