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Westgate Chapel, Lewes

Description: Westgate Chapel

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 25 February 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 293164

OS Grid Reference: TQ4129309954
OS Grid Coordinates: 541293, 109954
Latitude/Longitude: 50.8718, 0.0067

Location: Stewards Inn Lane, Lewes, East Sussex BN7 1XH

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

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Listing Text

In the entry for

14/182 (south side)

25.2.52 Westgate Chapel

"Wooden door to right is round headed stone arch surround" shall be added to
the description, after the last sentence in the ninth row, before "Interior".


14/182 (south side)

25.2.52 Westgate Chapel


Chapel. 1583, converted 1698, altered and restored in C19. Timber-
framed. Knapped flint cladding on high plinth with chamfered stone plinth
band. Tilehung above to righthand side of east end. Part tilehung and
part plastered entrance front to north. North front: Doorway in red
brick porch with paired half-glazed doors and flat hood on console brackets
over. Plaque over porch recording origin of chapel. East front:
Two 6-light chamfered transom and mullion windows on east end that to right
surrounded by tilehanging and wood, that to left stone with three-light
chamfered mullion window above. Plain tiled roofs. Interior:
Main chapel: High dado panelling with four recessed arches on tall round
(probably wooden) columns to north. That at right open below impost level,
centre pair with tall three-light cavetto-mullioned diamond-lattice windows
lighting room beyond. Tall six-light cavetto-mullioned diamond-latticed windows
at east and west ends and two on south side. Late C19 organ in recess next
to sanctuary. C19 carved panelled pulpit on right of sanctuary. Arched
recess above dado panelling on south side wall, original position of pulpit
prior to 1913. Moulded stone octagonal font on octagonal stem. Church
hall: Dado panelling, C19. Two heavy beams on wooden brackets, supported at
the south by the columns. The hall and vestibule were divided from the
chapel in 1915. Small panelled and be-bookshelved minister's room adjoining
on south side.

Listing NGR: TQ4128509955

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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