Lincoln Cornhill – Wednesday 2nd October 2019

The second Waterstones in Lincoln is also in the ‘Downhill’ area and is situated in the Cornhall Quarter.  This area has recently been regenerated whilst retaining some character buildings, including the Old Corn Exchange, built in 1847 and replaced by a larger building in 1879.  This branch of Waterstones is located in the older of the two corn exchange buildings.   

Ground floor

First floor

The Corn Exchange Buildings

The white building is the old Corn Exchange Building, and the red and inside shots are the new.

Stonebow and Guildhall

The Stonebow building was finished in 1520 – the name comes from the Norse word ‘stennibogi’ which means stone arch.  The building houses the Guildhall on the first floor.  It is open to the public, and, according to Tripadvisor, is well worth a visit – unfortunately I didn’t know this when we were there or we would probably have gone for a look around.

High Bridge

High Bridge, which crosses the River Witham, was built around 1160 and is the oldest bridge in the UK to still have buildings on it.  The buildings themselves date from the mid-1500s.