Steep, Strait and High

March 2016
100 black and white, 57 line illustrations
232 pages
32.5x23 cm
Publications of the Lincoln Record Society: Occasional Series
ISBN: 9781910653012
Format: Hardback
Lincoln Record Society
BISAC ARC005000, SOC003000, HIS015000

Steep, Strait and High

Ancient Houses of Central Lincoln

Christopher Johnson, Stanley Jones

Architectural and historical surveys of many of the most important buildings in Lincoln.
This volume illuminates the development of different building styles in timber, stone and brick over a period of 750 years, in one of the oldest areas of Lincoln. High quality and detailed architectural drawings are accompanied by documentary accounts which explain the historical context, and tell some of the fascinating and tragic stories of the people who lived and worked there from the mid-twelfth century until the First World War, including the medieval Jewish community. Steep Hill is already internationally regarded for the quality of its cultural environment as well as its picturesque architecture, and the Strait and the upper part of the long High Street have a wide range of different architectural styles in their buildings, of considerable interest.
Steep, Strait and High forms the final volume in a series of architectural and historical surveys of the historic buildings of Lincoln, based on forty-five years of research, originally undertaken by the Survey of Ancient Houses, sponsored by the Lincoln Civic Trust, and now continued in the work of the Survey of Lincoln.

Christopher Johnson, Chair of the Survey of Lincoln, was an archivist and latterly service manager at Lincolnshire Archives prior to becoming Information and Records Manager at Lincolnshire County Council; Stanley Jones was a lecturer at Sheffield College of Art, and has been deeply involved in the Survey of Ancient Houses in Lincoln.

Table of Contents

Select Bibliography
The Survey
Appendix: The Survey of Ancient Houses 1970-1996


Steep, Strait and High is the culmination of a remarkable 45-year programme of architectural and historical research. KATE GILES

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