Lincoln, England, a city in Lincolnshire. Lincoln is on the Witham River, 45 miles (72 km) southeast of Sheffield. The city has iron foundries and railway shops. Its factories manufacture machinery, electronic equipment, automobile parts, light metal goods, and food products. Dominating the city is Lincoln Cathedral, one of the finest examples of Gothic architecture in England. It was built between 1075 and 1380. Its central bell, the Great Tom of England, weighs more than five tons (4,500 kg). The city dates back to pre-Roman times.
Population (district): 85,598.