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Barbican to Lewes Castle and Walls to South

A Grade I Listed Building in Lewes, East Sussex

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.8729 / 50°52'22"N

Longitude: 0.0083 / 0°0'29"E

OS Eastings: 541402

OS Northings: 110071

OS Grid: TQ414100

Mapcode National: GBR KQ2.8XJ

Mapcode Global: FRA B6XS.M2R

Entry Name: Barbican to Lewes Castle and Walls to South

Listing Date: 25 February 1952

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1043895

English Heritage Legacy ID: 292992

Location: Lewes, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7

County: East Sussex

District: Lewes

Civil Parish: Lewes

Traditional County: Sussex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): East Sussex

Church of England Parish: Lewes St Michael

Church of England Diocese: Chichester

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Listing Text

In the entry for

TQ 4110 SW LEWES CASTLE GATE

9/23 Barbican to Lewes Castle
and wall tn South

The previous listing date "25.2.52" shall be added.

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TQ 4110 SW LEWES CASTLE GATE

9/23
Barbican to Lewes Castle
and walls to south

GV I

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

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