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Description: Market Tower
Date Listed: 25 February 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 293232
OS Grid Reference: TQ4159110170
OS Grid Coordinates: 541591, 110170
Latitude/Longitude: 50.8737, 0.0111
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TQ 4110 SE LEWES HIGH STREET
10/250 (north side)
25.2.52 Market Tower
Market tower. 1792. Red and brown brick with stone bands and window dressings.
Plat bands over each floor on tower and crenellated parapet. 4 storey tower
with lower and narrower 2 storey side wings. Diagonal buttresses to first and
second floors of tower, cut back in squinches at their bases. Round-headed
window with Y-tracery at third floor level with clock below on second floor and
2 quatrefoil windows on first floor with swagged crest above and plaque below.
Round-arched gateway on ground-floor with stone key and impost-blocks. 2
storey, single window wings with crow-stepped gables. Terracotta-dressed
3-light windows with cusped arched lights. The Town Bell 'Gabriel', 'new
cast in 1555' and originally hung in the tower of the old Church of St Nicholas
which stood on the site of the war memorial (q.v.), was removed on the
demolition of the tower in 1761 and placed in the new tower in 1792. The
crest, of terracotta, shows the Town Arms, and has been attributed to Jonathan
Harmer of Heathfield.
Listing NGR: TQ4159110170
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Source: English Heritage
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