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Market Tower

A Grade II Listed Building in Lewes, East Sussex

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Latitude: 50.8737 / 50°52'25"N

Longitude: 0.0111 / 0°0'39"E

OS Eastings: 541591

OS Northings: 110170

OS Grid: TQ415101

Mapcode National: GBR KQ2.3MG

Mapcode Global: FRA B6XS.N3H

Entry Name: Market Tower

Listing Date: 25 February 1952

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1353073

English Heritage Legacy ID: 293232

Location: Lewes, 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: St John sub-Castro, Lewes

Church of England Diocese: Chichester

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Listing Text

10/250 (north side)

25.2.52 Market Tower


Market tower. 1792. Red and brown brick with stone bands and window dressings.
Plat bands over each floor on tower and crenellated parapet. 4 storey tower
with lower and narrower 2 storey side wings. Diagonal buttresses to first and
second floors of tower, cut back in squinches at their bases. Round-headed
window with Y-tracery at third floor level with clock below on second floor and
2 quatrefoil windows on first floor with swagged crest above and plaque below.
Round-arched gateway on ground-floor with stone key and impost-blocks. 2
storey, single window wings with crow-stepped gables. Terracotta-dressed
3-light windows with cusped arched lights. The Town Bell 'Gabriel', 'new
cast in 1555' and originally hung in the tower of the old Church of St Nicholas
which stood on the site of the war memorial (q.v.), was removed on the
demolition of the tower in 1761 and placed in the new tower in 1792. The
crest, of terracotta, shows the Town Arms, and has been attributed to Jonathan
Harmer of Heathfield.

Listing NGR: TQ4159110170

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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