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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
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1353073
English Heritage Legacy ID: 293232
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
TQ 4110 SE LEWES HIGH STREET
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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