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Exchequer Gate
Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England
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The Exchequer Gate stands at one end of the cobbled square of old Lincoln, and separates the cathedral precinct from the city beyond. The gate is so named because it was the place where rents were collected in medieval times, using a chequered cloth to count out money (hence the origin of the term 'Chancellor of the Exchequer'). I had to try again and again to get this photo as distracted tourists kept wandering into the scene on their way through the arches of the gate to the cathedral.

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