Following on from his popular 2015 book The Lincolnshire Landscape: An Exploration, Lincoln-based author and photographer Jon Fox has published a second book on the county’s countryside entitled Lines Across Lincolnshire.
This remarkable new book investigates the natural and historical lines in the Lincolnshire countryside, focusing on features used or constructed as routes, banks or boundaries. It covers both geological features such as the Lincoln Edge, former coastlines and extinct Ice Age valleys, as well as man-made lines of every period of history, ranging from prehistoric trackways, Roman roads and Medieval banks, through to the canals, railways and wartime defences of more recent centuries.
Collectively these lines still define much of the character of our countryside today. By tracing their origins and how they have changed over time, the book presents a new and fascinating picture of the historical roots and evolution of the county’s varied rural landscape.