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Barbican to Lewes Castle and Walls to South, Lewes

Description: Barbican to Lewes Castle and Walls to South

Grade: I
Date Listed: 25 February 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 292992

OS Grid Reference: TQ4140210071
OS Grid Coordinates: 541402, 110071
Latitude/Longitude: 50.8729, 0.0083

Location: Precincts Castle, Lewes, East Sussex BN7 1YS

Locality: Lewes
Local Authority: Lewes District Council
County: East Sussex
Country: England
Postcode: BN7 1YS

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Listing Text

In the entry for


9/23 Barbican to Lewes Castle
and wall tn South

The previous listing date "25.2.52" shall be added.



Barbican to Lewes Castle
and walls to south


Barbican and walls. Early C14 for John de Warenne, 8th Earl of Surrey.
Flint with stone dressings and quoins, with chequer stone and flint work
in lower parts of turrets. Central arch with corner turrets corbelled
out on moulded stone squinches roughly at impost level of the southern
arch. The single turret to the east is mostly missing, the stonework
jagged on this face. Embattled parapets with machicolations to the south on
triple-stepped rounded corbels. Almost central window with cusped ogee-
arched head and leaded glazing hard up under machicolations on south side.
Various cross-loops in lowest parts of side-turrets and single cross-loops
adjacent in main body of gate flanking the archway. Central pointed
arched gateway with double-chamfered southern outer arch. Remains of an
inner arch visible towards the north, with moulded C15 north outer arch.
Interior: spiral stair in north-west tower. Two rooms inside Barbican,
one above the other. Walls to south extending circa 10 yards along east
side of Castle Gate and circa 35 yards along west side. Flint and stone
walls with some brick patching, circa 10-15 feet high, up from former
castle moat.

Listing NGR: TQ4140210071

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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