Jump to content
hamtagger

UK Lincoln Cathedral Roof, Lincolnshire - (Jun 2014) Jan 2015

Recommended Posts

Lincoln Cathedral Roof

The Explore

A considerable amount of planning, recce'ing and good old fashioned snooping went into this one. Myself and Matt_Inked had been chatting about the possibilities of pulling this one off for quite a while. During a recent recce trip we were only expecting to confirm that it couldn't be done due to the immense about of CCTV around the place and rather high barricades. Literally 5 or 6 hours of walking around the Cathedral over several different days and a lot of time sittting in the car just staring up at the roof almost was enough send us on our ways defeated. But no, an oppurtunity presented itself and we returned a few days later for the entry and climb, then the ass-twitching descent....

The Recce's

14474963856_e424ea4f4e.jpg 14311606327_380db42f0c.jpg

14311610037_3416df8171.jpgWestern Elevation14496876522_c930ef0de5.jpg

Brief History

Lincoln Cathedral is a cathedral located in Lincoln in England and seat of the Bishop of Lincoln in the Church of England. 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). According to the cathedral website, over £1 million a year is spent keeping the cathedral in shape; the most recent project completed has been the restoration of the West Front in 2000, and a matrix of tall scaffolding is slowly making its way around the building...

Top 'o' the scaff

1.

14492321822_6711fd545a_c.jpg

2.

14470428526_77c6d79309_c.jpg

3.

14306919758_2ee8433287_c.jpg

4.

14306894350_2670a8eaf4_c.jpg

5.

14306925899_6b801997a1_c.jpg

6.

14306917589_a48a466cc9_c.jpg

7.

14470416026_5a0e624a71_c.jpg

8.

14306913779_1fa6f874ce_c.jpg

9/10.

14513641133_75416711fe.jpg14306925899_6b801997a1.jpg

As always, thanks for looking and feedback always appreciated :thumb

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Looks epic mate, did something similar up north and it was really amazing to get so close to that architecture that you normally only see from the ground. Good work :thumb

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Cheers mate. Yeah it was good to get up there, and isn't scaffolding so flipping noisy when you're trying to be quiet lol?!

There's a higher section of scaff that i've been keeping an eye on, next time i need to get some decent camera night settings from someone as i was winging it for this one haha

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Similar Content

    • By jane doe
      Snowdown was the deepest colliery in Kent reaching well over 3,000 ft (915 metres). It was also the hottest and most humid pit in Kent and was given the name 'Dante's Inferno' by the miners. Regarded by many as the worst pit to work at in Britain, most Snowdown miners worked naked because clothes became too uncomfortable. The miners could consume around 24 pints (14 lires) of water in an 8-hour shift. There were frequent cases of heat stroke.

      Snowdown closed in 1987










    • By jane doe
      Established in 1926, G.L. Murphy was a family run business and supplied bespoke machinery to the tanning industry, as well as building rag cutting and cable stripping machinery.  The company also provide refurbishment and renovation works for various machinery types. 












    • By crabb
      What's left of the south marston hotel, remains an empty, scorched shell. Not much to see on this one, and I am way to late but hey, it still provides an eerie vibe. And the photos came out pretty good too. Thanks,
      C









    • By jane doe
      Predannack opened in 1941 as an RAF base, but today is the satellite airfield to RNAS Culdrose - it is a restricted MOD site and an active airfield used daily for flying training and also provides our Fire Fighting training facility. The area is heavily utilised by Culdrose helicopter squadrons, light fixed wing aircraft and, on an occasional basis by other aircraft types including jet aircraft, for a variety of reasons. Predominantly crews are involved in intensive training sorties involving a high cockpit workload. On average there is in excess of 2000 aircraft moves a month at the unit. The airfield is also used by the Fire Training School for live fire fighting and rescue instruction/exercises and there is also a rifle range at Predannack which is frequently used for live weapon firings. Additionally the airfield is used for a variety of additional tasks when the Control Tower is unmanned e.g. gliding.
       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       
    • By crabb
      After hearing about the permanent closure of this well known super store giant, we felt like a part of our childhood was gone forever.
      In the store we visited, we found the names of those loyal workers written on the wall with one of those people having  worked there for 20 years,
      but unfortunately we couldn't go back and get a photo due to my camera running out of juice.
      But all is not lost as there is a full video on my friend's youtube channel so check it out!
      https://www.youtube.com/user/Kirbsvids
      Here are the best photos we managed to get, thanks for looking.
      C















×