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List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.


List entry Number: 1043687



The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: East Sussex

District: Lewes

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Lewes

National Park: SOUTH DOWNS

Grade: I

Date first listed: 25-Feb-1952

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 293480

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TQ 4010 SE & TQ 4009 NE LEWES WESTERN ROAD 8/489 & 13/489 (south side)

25.2.52 Church of St Anne


Church. Early C12, late C12, C15, restored in 1889. Flint with stone quoins and dressings, some of the flint coursed. Horsham slab roofs with some replacement plain tiles. West tower, nave with south aisle and south chapel, chancel. West tower of three stages separated by string-courses. Short spire on pyramidal roof. Five-bay nave north wall with north porch, on which has been reset the former C12 doorway. Triple-ordered arch with pair of columns with cushion capitals and some chevron-moulding of arch. Simple staff-moulded lancets to north wall, all 1889, as throughout the church. Three-bay south wall, that to the east of the vestry. Cross-gabled chapel to the west with paired C15-type windows in square surround. Chancel of three windows to north and two to south. Separated triple lancet at east end. Interior: Two-bay aisle to south with vestry to west and chapel to east. Arcade of late C12 on drum piers with square abaci. Stiff-leaf capitals with stiff-leaf corbels at the corners. Pointed arches with chamfers except round-arched easternmost bay, showing existence of earlier C12 transetal chapel. Chapel with quadripartite rib-vault and boss of similar carving to capitals of south arcade and possibly of similar date. Nave roof of queen posts and curved queen struts, dated 1538. Font: C12, drum-shaped with basket-weave decoration, band of plait below and pellet above. Glass: south transept by Capronnier of Brussels, 1889. Pulpit: 1620, on angle columns with panels of lions' heads.

W.H. Godfrey, Lewes Guide, Lewes, 1933, (revised ed. 1977), 37-38. B.O.E., Sussex, Harmondsworth, 1965, 551-552.

Listing NGR: TQ4093710006

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Godfrey, W H , The Official Guide to Lewes, (1933)
Pevsner, N, Nairn, I, The Buildings of England: Sussex, (1965), 551-552

National Grid Reference: TQ 40935 10005


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