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Church of St John Sub Castro

A Grade II Listed Building in Lewes, East Sussex

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Latitude: 50.876 / 50°52'33"N

Longitude: 0.0094 / 0°0'33"E

OS Eastings: 541468

OS Northings: 110426

OS Grid: TQ414104

Mapcode National: GBR KPW.WR6

Mapcode Global: FRA B6XS.FHM

Plus Code: 9F22V2G5+CQ

Entry Name: Church of St John Sub Castro

Listing Date: 16 March 1970

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1043886

English Heritage Legacy ID: 292973

Location: Lewes, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7

County: East Sussex

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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16.3.70 Church of St John sub Castro


Parish church. 1839 by George Cheeseman. Flint with red brick dressings.
Plain tiled roofs. West tower, nave with short chancel. Short tower with
castellated turrets. Very large lancet side-windows with unarchaeological
tracery divided by thin buttresses. West front with central tower projecting
slightly with clasping buttresses and recessed sides, the roof hidden by sloping
parapets. Central window with two lights, panelled below with rose above and
hoodmould, above pointed arched doorway with doubled boarded doors, overlight and
hoodmould. Side windows with two lights, over boarded doors. Doorway from
original church, probably C10, attached in wall to east. Unmoulded arch flanked
by three demishafts and demirolls. Slab capitals. Remains of chancel arch
also, on south side of building with restored inscription which commemorates a
certain Magnus of Danish royal stock who chose to become an Anchorite at this
place. Interior: Galleries on simple columns on three sides and short apsed
chancel. Tie-beam wagon roof. Painting: Christ and the Children, Venetian,
circa 1600.

W.H. Godfrey, The Official Guide to Lewes, 1933, revised 1977, 39-40.
B.O.E., Sussex, 1965, 552.

Listing NGR: TQ4146810426

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