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Brief description of site

The walled priory precinct enclosed about 30 acres. Features included a pigeon house, stew pond, 'convent' garden and a 'saffron' garden. After the Dissolution, the Prior's Lodging was re-built into a new house called Lord's Place. Features include a prospect mount and a sunken rectangle termed the 'dripping pan'.

Brief history of site

Lewes Priory was begun in the late-11th century, with more building in the late-12th and early-13th centuries.

Location information:

Address: Southover, Lewes, BN7 2XA

Locality: East Sussex

Local Authorities:

East Sussex; Lewes

Historical County: Sussex

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 198 Grid Ref: TQ415096
Latitude: 50.8686 Longitude: 0.00952312

Visitor facilities

Opening contact details:

A herb garden on the site is open to the public. There are also occasional open days or visits can be arranged.

Key information:

Form of site: garden

Purpose of site: Ornamental

Context or principal building: ancient monument

Site first created: After 1050

Main period of development: 16th century

Survival: Part: standing remains

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