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William the Conqueror's Castle and Cathedral

Lincoln's inhabitants had never seen anything before like the immense castle and cathedral built by the Normans after the conquest in 1066

William the Conqueror ordered the construction of Lincoln Castle in 1068, two years after his victory over King Harold. Work on Lincoln Cathedral began in 1072. A small church, named in the Domesday Book as St Mary, was demolished by the Normans to make way for it. A new church was later built beside Exchequergate to replace it. 

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