About Lindum house

An impressive setting for all types of business meetings, seminars, conferences, training courses, and social occasions.

An impressive setting for all types of business meetings, seminars, conferences, training courses, and social occasions. Lindum House is a Siemens corporate facility which is open to key business partners only, where we offer a “home away from home” experience with the quality of food and service you would expect in a luxurious boutique hotel. We offer twelve bedrooms, all with en-suite facilities, TV and Wi-Fi.

Surrounded by one acre of private gardens, the house is located in the fascinating uphill area of Lincoln, just ten minutes walk from the Cathedral and Castle and only a short distance from the nearest Siemens site.

Lindum House is steeped in history and records show that there was a dwelling on the site of the present house as early as 1792. It was first purchased by John Allison, a lime burner, with the road outside named Allison Road. This later changed to the present Sewell Road. In 1851 the house was owned by John Hartley, a prominent merchant of corn, coal, bricks and timber, who extended the house to include a north wing and new gardens to the south east.

In 1867 the house was acquired by George Hopkins Shipley, a local schoolmaster who changed the name of building to Lindum House, which has been its name ever since and by 1871 had established a boarding school for boys.

By 1905, Lindum House had reverted back to a private residence and by 1919 the famous name of Ruston became associated with the house when Colonel Seward Ruston, Chairman of Ruston and Hornsby, bought it as his family home. In 1938, Ruston and Hornsby then acquired the house.

Early in 2015 a feasibility study was carried out with a view to undertaking a full refurbishment of the house. The full refurbishment program was completed in 2018 and the house is now open for business, we look forward to seeing you soon!

« Back