Why you will see scaffolding at the front of Lincoln Cathedral early next year

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Thousands of visitors flock to Lincoln every year to catch a glimpse of our beautiful cathedral, but some may be slightly disappointed to know that part of the building will be covered with scaffolding early next year.

From the beginning of 2018, the west front face of the cathedral will be covered in scaffolding as work begins on restoring parts of the architecture.

This is all part of the £16 million Cathedral Connected project to restore and expand the visitor offer at Lincoln Cathedral.

The Deanery will also be transformed into a learning centre as part of the plans.

As previously reported, work began on the north cloister wall and Romanesque Frieze back in May, with work also beginning on the south Romanesque Frieze in July.

The Frieze had been covered since the late 1980s for preservation due to the disintegration of the attached gothic sculptures.

Cathedral Connected plans also include new facilities, a shop, cafe, Interpretation Centre and landscaping.

A spokesperson for the Cathedral Connected has told The Lincolnite that the scaffolding will be in place from early 2018, although a start date is yet to be confirmed.

The scaffolding will remain in place until work to restore the west front face is complete, however at the time of writing it is unknown how long this will take.