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Statutory Address:

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

East Sussex
Rother (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:
TQ 92135 20322


1. 1578 LION STREET (West Side)

Fletcher's House TQ 9220 1/44 12.10.51.


2. A C15 timber-framed house with 1st floor overhanging on the south and east sides. 3 storeys. The south front looking into an alley is studded andthe 1st floor projects on the ends of the heavy flood beams and curved brackets with a moulded bressummer. The east front containing 2 windows, and a hipped gable above has been altered. It retains its overhang but has been fronted with brick on the ground floor and tiles above. In the south front is a blocked obtusely pointed archway with carved spandrels. Modern windows. VCH says interior has a Tudor fireplace and remains of C15 roof. A sign on the house states that John Fletcher, Dramatist was born in this house on 20 December 1579, but he was actually born in a house which formerly stood on the site of the Old Vicarage, No 66 CHURCH SQUARE.

All the listed buildings in Lion Street (West Side) form a group.

Listing NGR: TQ9213020320


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

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Date: 09 Sep 2001
Reference: IOE01/04575/13
Rights: Copyright IoE Peter Fuller. Source Historic England Archive
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