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Newcastle House

A Grade II Listed Building in Lewes, East Sussex

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.8731 / 50°52'23"N

Longitude: 0.0094 / 0°0'34"E

OS Eastings: 541480

OS Northings: 110099

OS Grid: TQ414100

Mapcode National: GBR KQ2.37M

Mapcode Global: FRA B6XS.MHT

Entry Name: Newcastle House

Listing Date: 25 February 1952

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1043779

English Heritage Legacy ID: 293224

Location: Lewes, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7

County: East Sussex

District: Lewes

Civil Parish: Lewes

Built-Up Area: Lewes

Traditional County: Sussex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): East Sussex

Church of England Parish: St John sub-Castro, Lewes

Church of England Diocese: Chichester

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Listing Text

In the entry for

TQ 4110 SW & TQ 4110 SE LEWES HIGH STREET
(north side)
9/242 & 10/242 Newcastle House

The address shall be amended to read by inclusion of previous listing date

TQ 4110 SW & TQ 4110 SE LEWES HIGH STREET
(north side)

9/242 & lO/242 Newcastle House
25.2.52

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TQ 4110 SW & TQ 4110 SE LEWES HIGH STREET
9/242 & 10/242 (north side)

Newcastle House

GV II

House, now extension of the Law Courts. 1928 by Sir Reginald Blomfield,
broadly following the lines of the previous Newcastle House, built in
1717 for Benjamin Court. Portland stone with Portland stone plinth, band,
quoins and dressings. Modillioned eaves cornice to plain tiled roof. Main
block with narrow extensions, one recessed to right and wider one recessed to
left. 2 storeys and attics with tall modillioned pediment in centre of main
block on shallow central projection with rusticated quoins. Sundial marked
'CARPE DIEM' in centre of pediment. 5 traingular pedimented dormers, one each
side of pediment, with one on wing to left and two to right. Two large stone
ridge stacks. 2 - 2 - 3 - 2 - 1 windows, the central 7 projecting forward,
its roof appearing as hipped against the slightly recessed roofs of the wings.
Tall glazing bar sashes with gauged stone heads and raised keystones. Tall
entrance in centre of central block with moulded surround and projecting
keystone, topped by broken segmental pediment with scutcheon in break.
Interior:some original features, including the principal panelled room and most
of the main staircase, were reinstated.

W.H. Godfrey, Newcastle House, Sussex Archaeological Society, c.1930.

Listing NGR: TQ4148010099

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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