Lindum Terrace


Lindum Terrace Character Area (view detailed map) is a mainly residential area located on the upper slopes of the northern escarpment. Houses in the area are often orientated to take advantage of long-ranging southerly prospects off the escarpment ridge. The area is dominated by large-scale residential villas that, as a group, illustrate a period of great growth, prosperity and affluence during the 19th century.

From the Post-Railway Expansion period parts of the area began to be developed as a residential suburb. As Lincoln prospered with the arrival of the railways and a new industrialised economy, many houses belonging to an emerging middle-class elite were built in the Character Area, many of which survive. However, many of the larger plots have been sold off in a piecemeal fashion, enabling their infill by a number of smaller properties. Several of the larger buildings now function as part of a larger complex associated with the hospital or Lincoln Minister School.

The Character Area has many suburban characteristics such as low density, large semi-detached and detached properties, and mature garden plots, but it is also well served by amenities because of its close proximity to the city centre. It is separated from neighbouring residential areas to the north by Greetwell Road which is a major thoroughfare, and areas to the south by a long stretch of open space that includes The Arboretum. Numbers 14-17 Lindum Terrace have both a strong historical link to the Arboretum (the sale of these properties helped to fund the park) and physical link as their plots are within the area that would have originally been set aside for the park.
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Large detached property from the Late Victorian/Edwardian period with a classical-style doorway and later additions such as a conservatory

Key Statistics

Latitude/Longitude: (53.23373, -0.52789)
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: Low