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Racecourse Grandstand at West Common, Lincoln



Reference Name MLI94021

Name:
Racecourse Grandstand at West Common, Lincoln

Summary:
Racecourse grandstand at West Common, Lincoln. Built in 1897 as a replacement for an earlier 19th century structure.

Location:
CARHOLME, LINCOLN, LINCOLNSHIRE

Description:
Racecourse grandstand built in 1897, with late 20th century alterations, designed by W. Mortimer and Son and built by W. Wright. The grandstand is built of brick with a corrugated iron roof and cast iron and stone piers. It has an open front with wood and concrete terraces. Now used as a community centre, although it is occasionally still used as a grandstand. For the full description and the legal address of this listed building please refer to the appropriate List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest. {1}

The current grandstand, now used as a community centre, is a replacement of an earlier one built in 1825-6, as part of improvements to the racecourse, which had moved to the West Common in 1773. The last Lincolnshire Handicap race was run in 1964. {2}{3}{4}{5}

The grandstand was used as accommodation for test pilots associated with no. 4 Aeroplane Acceptance Park during the First World War (see PRN 71059). The murals on the walls date from this occupation. {6}

Sources:
1 Index: Department of Culture, Media and Sport. Dec 1999. Revised List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest. 1941-1/2/324
2 Bibliographic Reference: Walker, Andrew. 2008. Lincoln's West End: A History. pp 37-39
3 Bibliographic Reference: Bowden, Mark; Brown, Graham; and Smith, Nicky. 2009. An Archaeology of Town Commons in England: 'A very fair field indeed'. p 52; p 72
4 Bibliographic Reference: Jones, Michael, J; Stocker, D.; and Vince, A.. 2003. The City by the Pool including LARA. RAZ ID 11.85.1
5 Intervention Report: English Heritage. 2003. Lincoln West Common: Survey Report. -
6 Unpublished Document: Maddock, N.. 2016. The Royal Flying Corp Mural, Lincoln Grandstand. -

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