‘The Mitre’ – a name that resonates with generations of Lincoln alumni.
The buildings we call ‘the Mitre’, together with Staircase 16, form part of an historic development belonging to Lincoln, at the heart of which is the Mitre Inn. Elements of the buildings, notably a ribbed vault, date back to the 13th century. The majority of rooms which are used for student accommodation are from a later period, but a good number of these are in 17th and 18th century parts of the building.
While the Mitre has belonged to the College for centuries, it was first used as student accommodation in the late 1960s. The rabbit warren layout and uneven floor levels are familiar to many generations of Lincoln undergraduates, as it has most commonly been used to house 2nd years since then.
The Mitre rooms were badly in need of updating, and in the summer of 2018 the College began a major redevelopment of the site. #watchthisspace for room naming opportunities.