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Mounting Block, the Croft (Adjacent to County Hall)

A Grade II Listed Building in Lewes, East Sussex

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Coordinates

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

Grade: II

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

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Description

LEWES

518/0/10019 HIGH STREET
22-FEB-06 Mounting Block, The Croft (adjacent to
County Hall)

GV II
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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