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Brief description of site

The site has a town garden enclosed by a high flint wall. It has been developed since the early-18th century, and has considerable historic map evidence of its layout. Between 1890 and 1929 the house was the home of the art collector Edward Percy Warren. The site is now in municipal ownership.

Brief history of site

Two plots of land came into the same ownership on the marriage of their owners, and from this the site of Lewes House developed.

Location information:

Address: 32 High Street, Lewes, BN7 1YB

Locality: Lewes, East Sussex

Local Authorities:

East Sussex; Lewes; Lewes

Historical County: Sussex

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 198 Grid Ref: TQ414100
Latitude: 50.8722 Longitude: 0.00825743

Visitor facilities

Opening contact details:

This is a municipal site for general public use. Please see:
http://www.lewes.gov.uk/leisure/1523.asp

Key information:

Form of site: town garden

Purpose of site: ornamental garden

Context or principal building: parks, gardens and urban spaces

Site first created: 1700 to 1720

Main period of development: Early 18th century

Survival: Part: standing remains

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