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Church of St Thomas at Cliffe

A Grade II* Listed Building in Lewes, East Sussex

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.8745 / 50°52'28"N

Longitude: 0.0188 / 0°1'7"E

OS Eastings: 542132

OS Northings: 110272

OS Grid: TQ421102

Mapcode National: GBR KQ2.5JZ

Mapcode Global: FRA B6XS.K47

Entry Name: Church of St Thomas at Cliffe

Listing Date: 25 February 1952

Last Amended: 29 October 1985

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1043870

English Heritage Legacy ID: 293035

Location: Lewes, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7

County: East Sussex

District: Lewes

Parish: Lewes

Traditional County: Sussex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): East Sussex

Church of England Parish: Lewes St Thomas at Cliffe with Lewes All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Chichester

Listing Text

TQ 4210 SW LEWES CLIFFE HIGH STREET
11/56 (north side)
Cliffe
25.2.52
Church of St Thomas at
Cliffe (formerly listed as Church of
St Thomas-a-Becket in the Cliffe)

GV II*

Church. C12, C14, C15, restored 1879 and 1885. Flint and stone with stone
quoins and dressings. Horsham slab and plain tiled roofs. West tower with
nave, north and south aisles with south porch and chancel with north vestry.
Three-stage west tower with diagonal buttresses, divided by string-courses
with string-course also to plain parapet of brick-banded flint with coping.
Pyramidal roof of plain tiles and octagonal north-east stair-turret. C15
two-light belfry openings very much renewed. Single light on west side of
second stage. First stage with large reworked C15 window over west door
with C19 three-centred arch, carved foliage in spandrels and hoodmould.
Separately-roofed aisles with two C19 windows each, to south symmetrically
arranged about central two-storey porch, blind above, with C15 moulded door-
way below with doubled boarded and ribbed doors. Lower chancel with single
C19 Perpendicular-style window to south and similar though larger window to
east. Interior: C19 tower arch. Three-bay arcades with octagonal piers
and capitals and hollow-chamfered arches. Similar, but larger, tower-arch.
Fittings: Tudor royal arms, (Queen Elizabeth, 1598).

W.H. Godfrey, The Official Guide to Lewes, 1933, revised 1977, 42.
B.O.E., Sussex, 1965, 553-554.

Listing NGR: TQ4213210272

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