Lewes Clockmakers In the 18th Century Lewes was home to many fine clockmakers. The noted Lewes clockmaker Richard Comber (1742-1824) had his business here early in his career. Later moved to 68 High Street.

44 High Street, Lewes, United Kingdom

Pipe Passage Named after 19th Century Clay Pipe Kiln. Follows Saxon and Medieval access to town wall defences.

Pipe Passage, off High Street, Lewes, United Kingdom

"We've bought a house in Lewes, on the spur of the moment. It's the butt end of an old windmill, so that all the rooms are either completely round or semi circular. Leonard and Virginia Woolf, Bloomsbury writers, purchased this house in June 1919

Pipe Passage, Lewes, United Kingdom

Turkish Baths Built by subscription in 1863, they included a range of hot and cold baths and living accommodation for the attendant. Popularity waned when superior baths opened in Brighton and these baths closed in 1882.

High Street, Lewes, United Kingdom

Battle of Lewes 1264 On 14th May 1264 Simon de Montfort's army of 5000 Barons and Londoners defeated royalist forces of twice that size under Henry III on the Downs northwest of Lewes. The Mise of Lewes, signed next day led to the first English parliament meeting at Westminster 20th January, 1266. This viewing platform was erected by Lewes Town Council and unveiled by the Mayor Councillor R.H Yarrow M.B.E. on 14th May 1985.

Precincts Castle, Lewes, United Kingdom

Southdown House 1871 Daisy Ashford (1881-1972) wrote "The Young Visiters" here when she was nine years old.

Saint Anne's Crescent, Lewes, United Kingdom

The only surviving part of the Greyfriars Franciscan Friary once by the junction of Friars Walk and the High Street. Built in 1224, demolished as part of the dissolution in 1538, then re-erected here in the middle of the 19th century

Friars Walk, Lewes, United Kingdom

Here, for 200 years, stood a grammar school founded in 1512 by widow Agnes Morley. Its pupils included John Evelyn, diarist, arboriculturist and founder member of the Royal Society, and Richard Russell whose sea-water cure launched Brighton as a resort.

Garden Street, Lewes, United Kingdom

Here blossomed a physic gard for medicinal herbs tended by Cluniac monks from Southover Priory, Hereabouts, too, the Winterbourne stream powered their Eastern watermill

Garden Street, Lewes, United Kingdom

The Dripping Pan. Originally created as formal gardens by Thomas Sackville, it became a sports ground from the early 18th century and then the home of Lewes Priory Cricket between 1831-1937. It has been the home ground of Lewes Football Club since 1885.

Mountfield Road, Lewes, United Kingdom