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Latitude: 50.8718 / 50°52'18"N
Longitude: 0.0025 / 0°0'8"E
OS Eastings: 540993
OS Northings: 109942
OS Grid: TQ409099
Mapcode National: GBR KQ2.7FK
Mapcode Global: FRA B6WS.QS2
Plus Code: 9F22V2C2+PX
Entry Name: Mounting Block, the Croft (Adjacent to County Hall)
Listing Date: 22 February 2006
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1391834
English Heritage Legacy ID: 495228
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: Lewes St Anne
Church of England Diocese: Chichester
518/0/10019 HIGH STREET
22-FEB-06 Mounting Block, The Croft (adjacent to
Mounting block. Probably late C19 as the house to which it belongs was built in 1899.
EXTERIOR: Carved from one piece of stone in a rectangular shape with three square stone steps, the top step now triangular.
HISTORY: The main house, "The Croft" was built in 1899 by Samuel Denman, a Brighton architect, as a family home for John Henry Every, the son of the founder of the Phoenix Foundry in Lewes, Mayor of Lewes between 1903-05 and a local benefactor. Besides the horse mounting block situated a few metres to the north west of "The Croft" the main entrance of the house has stone curbing stones either side of the main entrance to prevent damage by carriage wheels. In 1905 a purpose-built motor house was built to the north of the house. Both the Croft and the moter house are the subject of separate listings.
STATEMENT OF IMPORTANCE: This free-standing horse mounting block is an interesting survival of the age of horse transport and part of a group of structures at "The Croft" which depict the transition from horse transport to motor transport at the turn of the C20.
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