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Report - Lincoln Cathedral - Lincoln - June 2014

Discussion in 'High Stuff' started by Matt Inked, Jun 24, 2014.

  1. Matt Inked

    Matt Inked 28DL Full Member
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    Visited with Hamtagger
    After a recce 2 days previous we were itching to scale the Cathedral walls like ninjas. With cameras surrounding the building and nosey neighbours in every house, we knew we needed to be careful. The fact that the building is 700 years old made me a bit paranoid that if we used any part of it for support we would damage parts of it. I didn’t realise how high the building actually is until we were at the top! (510 feet above sea level) Climbing additional ladders at this height was enough to make my bum-hole twitch a bit too.
    The climb went well and it was nice to finally have got up there but I broke my toe on they way down with what was probably only a 6 foot drop. (I felt like a retard) :banghead

    History Lesson​

    Building commenced in 1088 and continued in several phases throughout the medieval period. It was reputedly the TALLEST building in the world for 238 years (1311–1549). The central spire collapsed in 1549 and was never rebuilt. There are many legends and myths about the Cathedral and it's surroundings and it was also used in the movie "The Da Vinci Code" which is pretty cool if you haven't seen it.
    Finally, The famous Lincoln Imp - the little devil perched high in the Angel Choir overlooking St Hugh's shrine. He was turned to stone, according to the legend, by the angels because he caused mayhem in the Cathedral. He is now the symbol of Lincolnshire and the Lincoln football team (the Imps)​

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    Jesus has been poo'd on
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    Disturbing Headless Statues
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    A skull eating a coin (This looks more modern than the others)
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    A Fire Breathing Dragon (That scratches walls)
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    No Admittance
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    Almost at the top
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    The Arch
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    Me and Hamtagger
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    Looking Across the City (I think thats the Priest/Organists house
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    I really wanted to take pictures through these windows but didn't want to risk damaging the roof
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    Probably shouldn't have used my flash at midnight
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    Thank you for reading my report. This is definitely ones of my favourite places so far, shame about the lack of pictures (Some were taken on my iphone) but we had to be careful with people walking past every 5 minutes and walking on a 700 year old building.
     
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  2. catbalou

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    Well done to you both, great stuff :thumb

    wonder what happened to the head from the headless statue.
     
  3. Matt Inked

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    Thanks :) I was gutted that there wasn't a way inside.
    I've already checked Ebay's completed listings and nobody has ever tried selling them. They're probably sat in somesones shed.
     
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    Nice one lads, looks good.

    Love that coin-eating skull!
     
  5. Matt Inked

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    I really enjoyed it. I'm expecting to see some more reports from here soon though. It will be more secure that Fort Knox this time next week!
     
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    fantastic!
     
  7. Matt Inked

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    Thanks mate! :thumb
     
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    Excellent work :thumb

    He doesn't like people climbing on the roof of His house, lucky you didn't knock the TV aerial or it'd have been more serious ;)
     
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    Top work lads :thumb

    Stairway to heaven .......only to be rejected ;) can you put a compensation aim in for your Toe?

    Probably safer in the dark , no Peregrines to attack you
     
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    A good report with a nice collection of pics. I like the skull image nice 1, The revenue maker. The view looks good from the top too. Its good to see Lincoln Cathderal in a different perspective.
     
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  11. krissigalores

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    excellent work!
     
  12. Matt Inked

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    Thanks mate :thumb
    It was pitch black by the time we were up there and using a torch was tempting but you'd see it from miles away (Literally)
     
  13. The Lone Shadow

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    Great pictures! 510ft?! Thats higher than the statue of liberty, St Paul's cathedral and the Northampton National lift tower.

    LS
     
  14. Matt Inked

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    Yeah, it's 510 feet (above sea level)
    Have you ever been to Lincoln before? The Cathedral is situated at the top of "Steep Hill" which is about 238 feet above sea level itself.
     
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    Good work fellas. But why the 510 ft bullshit? To quote wiki
    After all you didn't start your climb from sea level...

    Otherwise impressive though!
     
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