Lincoln Cathedral (the Cathedral Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Lincoln, or just St. Mary’s Cathedral) is an imposing and amazing gothic cathedral located in Lincoln in England and seat of the Bishop of Lincoln in the Church of England.
Building commenced in 1088 and continued in several phases throughout the medieval period. It was reputedly the tallest building in the world for 238 years (1311–1549). The central spire collapsed during an earthquake in 1549 and was not rebuilt.
Even without the spire it is an imposing building dominating the surroundings almost one thousand years since the beginning of its construction.