Lincoln's Inn: Wikis

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For the Lincoln's Inn Society at Harvard Law School see Lincoln's Inn Society.

Coordinates: 51°31′01.65″N 00°06′52.48″W / 51.517125°N 0.1145778°W / 51.517125; -0.1145778

Library (left) and Bencher's rooms (right)
Chancery Lane entrance

The Honourable Society of Lincoln's Inn is one of four Inns of Court in London to which barristers of England and Wales belong and where they are called to the Bar. The other three are Middle Temple, Inner Temple and Gray's Inn. Although Lincoln's Inn is able to trace its official records beyond those of the other three, by tradition, none of the Inns claims to be the oldest of the four. It is believed to be named for Lincoln de Lacy, the third Earl of Lincoln.

Lincoln's Inn is situated in Holborn, in the London Borough of Camden, just on the border with the City of London and the City of Westminster, and across the road from Royal Courts of Justice. The nearest tube station is Chancery Lane.

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Architecture

Stone Buildings were designed by Sir Robert Taylor and the Great Hall by the father and son architects, Philip and Philip Charles Hardwick. Another famous architect, Giles Gilbert Scott, also contributed to the Great Hall and it can be clearly seen which part Philip Hardwick wanted to be known for as his initials are shown one side of the building as P.H. - 1843.

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Gallery

Famous members

Preachers of Lincoln's Inn

The office of Preacher of Lincoln's Inn or Preacher to Lincoln's Inn is a clerical office in the Church of England.[1] Past incumbents include:

Other organisations based in the Inn

Notes

  1. ^ This illustration shows the Hall (now the Old Hall), the Chapel and Chancery Court.

See also

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Simple English

The Honourable Society of Lincoln's Inn is one of the four Inns of Court around the Royal Courts of Justice in London. They may call members to the Bar and allow them to practice as barristers. (The other Inns are Middle Temple, Gray's Inn and Inner Temple.) Lincoln's Inn is thought to be the oldest of the four Inns of Court. The history of the Inn can be traced back to 1422, although its actual origins are even older.

It is situated in Holborn, in the London Borough of Camden, just on the border with the City of London and the City of Westminster.

Famous Members

Preachers of Lincoln's Inn

The office of Preacher of Lincoln's Inn or Preacher to Lincoln's Inn is a clerical office in the Church of England. Past Preachers of Lincoln's Inn include:

  • John Donne
  • William Warburton
  • Henry Wace
  • Derek Watson

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Inns of Court
Gray's Inn | Lincoln's Inn | Inner Temple | Middle Temple

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