Lincoln Cathedral, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, UK (Chimera)
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member MoreOutdoor
N 53° 14.049 W 000° 32.134
30U E 664478 N 5901153
Quick Description: Chimeras found on one of the corners of Lincoln Cathedral. These grotesque sculptures are everywhere... I believe they were placed on places of worship, to ward off evil spirits? The Cathedral was built using local quarried sand stone
Location: East Midlands, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 4/28/2019 1:09:10 AM
Waymark Code: WM10F9Z
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67
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Long Description:
One of the stone carvings within the cathedral is the Lincoln Imp. There are several variations of the legend surrounding the figure. According to 14th-century legend, two mischievous imps were sent by Satan to do evil work on Earth. After causing mayhem elsewhere in Northern England the two imps headed to Lincoln Cathedral, where they smashed tables and chairs and tripped up the Bishop. An angel appeared in the Angel Choir and ordered them to stop. One of the imps sat atop a stone pillar and started throwing rocks at the angel whilst the other cowered under the broken tables and chairs. The angel turned the first imp to stone, allowing the second imp to escape. The imp that turned to stone can still be found sitting atop his stone column in the Angel Choir. They also are one of the many carved animals on the structure
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Condition: Lightly Weathered

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