Carving of Stephen Langton, Archbishop of Canterbury

This carving was produced in 2016 to commemorate the 800th anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta.

Lincoln Cathedral has one of only 4 copies of the original charter.

StephenĀ Langton was Archbishop of Canterbury at the time, and because he was from Langton-by-Wragby, a village close to Lincoln, it was thought a fitting tribute to carve a representation of him to celebrate the special anniversary.

The carving can be found in the north-east transept of the cathedral surrounded by an exhibition and a facsimileĀ of the original historic document.