Pottergate Arch, Lincoln
History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
Pottergate Arch is one of only two remaining medieval gates that gave access to the cathedral close surrounding Lincoln Cathedral (the other being Exchequer Gate). The gate gave access to the grounds of Lincoln Cathedral from Lindum Road, and formed part of a tall stone wall surrounding the cathedral enclave.
The gateway was built in the middle 14th century of ashlar and dressed stone with a core of rubble, and topped by a lead roof. The top of the arch is crenellated to resemble a castle parapet. On one side of the archway an octagonal external stair turret protrudes from the gateway.
The Pottergate Arch was restored in 1884, and now stands on a traffic island at the bottom of Pottergate street, where the road meets Wragby Road, Lindum Road, and Lindum Terrace. It consists of a single high arch with an upper story above, surmounted by battlements.
Pottergate arch is listed Grade I for its historic interest. The arch is extremely easy to reach from Lincoln Cathedral and the nearby medieval Bishop's Palace.
Lincoln Travel Guide
Address: Pottergate, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England, LN2 1PH
Attraction Type: Historic Building
Location: A very short walk from the cathedral in uphill Lincoln.
Photo Credit: David Ross and Britain Express
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Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest
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