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Church of St Anne

A Grade I Listed Building in Lewes, East Sussex

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Latitude: 50.8724 / 50°52'20"N

Longitude: 0.0017 / 0°0'6"E

OS Eastings: 540935

OS Northings: 110005

OS Grid: TQ409100

Mapcode National: GBR KQ2.77W

Mapcode Global: FRA B6WS.QH1

Plus Code: 9F22V2C2+WM

Entry Name: Church of St Anne

Listing Date: 25 February 1952

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1043687

English Heritage Legacy ID: 293480

Location: 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: Lewes St Anne

Church of England Diocese: Chichester

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8/489 & 13/489 (south side)

Church of St Anne


Church. Early C12, late C12, C15, restored in 1889. Flint with stone quoins
and dressings, some of the flint coursed. Horsham slab roofs with some
replacement plain tiles. West tower, nave with south aisle and south chapel,
chancel. West tower of three stages separated by string-courses. Short spire
on pyramidal roof. Five-bay nave north wall with north porch, on which has
been reset the former C12 doorway. Triple-ordered arch with pair of columns
with cushion capitals and some chevron-moulding of arch. Simple staff-moulded
lancets to north wall, all 1889, as throughout the church. Three-bay south
wall, that to the east of the vestry. Cross-gabled chapel to the west with
paired C15-type windows in square surround. Chancel of three windows to north
and two to south. Separated triple lancet at east end. Interior: Two-bay
aisle to south with vestry to west and chapel to east. Arcade of late C12
on drum piers with square abaci. Stiff-leaf capitals with stiff-leaf corbels
at the corners. Pointed arches with chamfers except round-arched easternmost
bay, showing existence of earlier C12 transetal chapel. Chapel with
quadripartite rib-vault and boss of similar carving to capitals of south arcade
and possibly of similar date. Nave roof of queen posts and curved queen struts,
dated 1538. Font: C12, drum-shaped with basket-weave decoration, band of plait
below and pellet above. Glass: south transept by Capronnier of Brussels,
1889. Pulpit: 1620, on angle columns with panels of lions' heads.

W.H. Godfrey, Lewes Guide, Lewes, 1933, (revised ed. 1977), 37-38.
B.O.E., Sussex, Harmondsworth, 1965, 551-552.

Listing NGR: TQ4093710006

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