The History of the Lincoln Imp

So many accidents befell Lincoln Cathedral that it was thought the Devil himself had sent one of his Imps (nicknamed locally as The Lincoln Imp) to cause chaos and destruction in the cathedral.

Legend has it that during the building of the Angel Choir, The Lincoln Imp, sitting on top of pillar, started throwing stones and rocks at an Angel who had been sent to stop him causing more mayhem. In a moment of anger, she turned him into stone where he sat, and there you will find him to this day.

He sits cross-legged, complete with devil’s horns, on top of the pillar overlooking the Angel Choir – a constant reminder of how good will always triumph over evil!