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New homes needed for Lincoln chapel artefacts

Lincoln developers are hoping to find new homes for some historic artefacts as a chapel is transformed into new housing.

During the renovation of the Lincoln chapel in the West End, contractors recovered a large pulpit and a memorial plaque honouring four individuals from the First World War.

Jackson & Jackson Developments, who are carrying out the project, are appealing to individuals, groups and organisations to come forward with suggestions on how best to re-home the items.

Any suggestions for locations can be sent to land@jjdl.co.uk.

Memorial to Re-home copy
Photo: J&J
Photo: J&J
Photo: J&J

The chapel renovation is part of a housing project on Hampton Street off West Parade.

The site, named Hampton Manor, is a development of four four-bed executive family homes.

The chapel meanwhile will be transformed into a two-bed flat and two three-bedroom houses, including gallery floors with original stain glass features.

Photo: J&J
Photo: J&J
The development site on Hampton Street in Lincoln. Photo: J&J
The development site on Hampton Street in Lincoln. Photo: J&J

Jackson & Jackson Founding Partner, Dominik Jackson, said: “There are six names on the memorial and keeping it in the public domain is the respectful thing to do.

“We thought it would be a good idea to ask the local residents where they would like to see the memorial re-homed, we’re working in a residential area and wanted to engage our neighbours. Perhaps we could provoke some ideas from the local Councils too?”

“The pulpit/speaking platform could be of use to a local organisation, new or existing. We’d rather support someone locally than see it destroyed or put on ebay.”