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Church of St John Sub Castro, Lewes

Description: Church of St John Sub Castro

Grade: II
Date Listed: 16 March 1970
English Heritage Building ID: 292973

OS Grid Reference: TQ4146810426
OS Grid Coordinates: 541468, 110426
Latitude/Longitude: 50.8760, 0.0094

Location: 5 Saint John's Hill, South Downs National Park BN7 2QA

Locality: Lewes
Local Authority: Lewes District Council
County: East Sussex
Country: England
Postcode: BN7 2QA

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Listing Text

9/2 (north side)

16.3.70 Church of St John sub Castro


Parish church. 1859 by George Cheeseman. Flint with red brick dressings.
Plain tiled roofs. West tower, nave with short chancel. Short tower with
castellated turrets. Very large lancet side-windows with unarchaeological
tracery divided by thin buttresses. West front with central tower projecting
slightly with clasping buttresses and recessed sides, the roof hidden by sloping
parapets. Central window with two lights, panelled below with rose above and
hoodmould, above pointed arched doorway with doubled boarded doors, overlight and
hoodmould. Side windows with two lights, over boarded doors. Doorway from
original church, probably C10, attached in wall to east. Unmoulded arch flanked
by three demishafts and demirolls. Slab capitals. Remains of chancel arch
also, on south side of building with restored inscription which commemorates a
certain Magnus of Danish royal stock who chose to become an Anchorite at this
place. Interior: Galleries on simple columns on three sides and short apsed
chancel. Tie-beam wagon roof. Painting: Christ and the Children, Venetian,
circa 1600.

W.H. Godfrey, The Official Guide to Lewes, 1933, revised 1977, 39-40.
B.O.E., Sussex, 1965, 552.

Listing NGR: TQ4146810426

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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