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A 19th-century public garden and arboretum laid out by Edward Milner with later 19th-century additions designed by Henry Ernest Milner and an early 19th-century garden incorporated in the mid-20th century.


Lincoln Arboretum is situated in the centre of the city of Lincoln and comprises 8.8 hectares. The northern boundary is Lindum Terrace and Sewell Road, with three large Victorian villas in the centre overlooking the Arboretum. Monks Road forms the southern boundary. The eastern boundary adjoins Parker's Piece open space to the north and Monks Road Primary School to the south. The backs of the houses on Arboretum Avenue form the southern part of the western boundary with open space to the north. The Arboretum slopes from north to south and its setting is urban.

REFERENCES Used by English Heritage

W Ward, Historical Guide to Lincoln (around 1888) [in HLF Application]

J Anthony, The Gardens of Britain 6, (1979)

The Arboretum, Lincoln: An Application to the Heritage Lottery Fund Urban Parks Programme, (Land Use Consultants June 1998)

Maps [all reproduced in HLF Application]

Marrat, Map of Lincoln, 1817

Padley, Map of Lincoln, 1868

Padley, Map of Lincoln, 1883

OS Maps

OS 6" to 1 mile: 2nd edition published 1908

OS 25" to 1 mile: 2nd edition published 1908


Description written: February 2000

Edited: June 2002

Owner: City of Lincoln Council

City Hall, Beaumont Fee, Lincoln

Site designation(s)

The National Heritage List for England: Register of Parks and Gardens Grade II Reference GD1983

Green Flag Award


Terrain: The Arboretum slopes from north to south.

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