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Lewes Prison

A Grade II Listed Building in Lewes, East Sussex

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Latitude: 50.8735 / 50°52'24"N

Longitude: -0.0072 / 0°0'25"W

OS Eastings: 540310

OS Northings: 110108

OS Grid: TQ403101

Mapcode National: GBR KQ1.50X

Mapcode Global: FRA B6WS.M1D

Plus Code: 9C2XVXFV+94

Entry Name: Lewes Prison

Listing Date: 29 October 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1043892

English Heritage Legacy ID: 292985

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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TQ 4009 NW (north side)
7/510, 8/510 & 12/510
Lewes Prison


Prison. 185O-55 by D.R. Hill of Birmingham, extended in 1868, with slight
alterations since. Flint with stone and red brick dressings. Stone coped
parapets to boundary walls. Stone coped parapets to building of main front,
corbelled out on double-curved machicolations. Entrance front: central
entrance with flanking towers, this flanked by further L-shaped towers to
make symmetrical composition. Deep moulded round-arched entrance in centre
with boarded and ribbed doors flanked by towers with single round-headed windows
on ground floor, paired round-headed windows on first floor and two shorter
individual brick-dressed windows on second floor. Outer towers connected to
inner towers by short walls with round-arched doorways and boarded doors.
Outer towers with projecting outer wings. Two storeys; paired round-
headed windows on both inner and outer wings with moulded round-arched doorways
in re-entrant angle. All windows on left-hand tower and those on second floor
of central left gate-tower with margin-glazing. Large embossed octagonal
glazing on lower floors of gate-towers. Second floor of righthand gate-
tower and right outer tower, sashes and plain casements. Two wings inside
prison behind gate-block, that to right now the hospital block, both of two
storeys. Between and behind, cross-plan three-storey block with central
tower with off-sets to north and south, corbelled parapet and lantern over.
Chapel in wing projecting forward. Lower wing to rear of two storeys and eight
bays. Main wings of 22 bays. All windows of horseshoe-arch type. Towers
on roofs related to plenum chambers of former heating system. Boundary wall
of irregular length, approximately 18 feet high. Flint with some patching
in red brick and length of red brick at south west corner.

Listing NGR: TQ4031010108

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