MARKET TOWER

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1353073
Date first listed:
25-Feb-1952
Statutory Address:
MARKET TOWER, HIGH STREET

Map

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Location

Statutory Address:
MARKET TOWER, HIGH STREET

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

County:
East Sussex
District:
Lewes (District Authority)
Parish:
Lewes
National Park:
SOUTH DOWNS
National Grid Reference:
TQ 41591 10170

Details

TQ 4110 SE LEWES HIGH STREET 10/250 (north side)

25.2.52 Market Tower

GV II

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

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
293232
Legacy System:
LBS

Legal

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

End of official listing

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Date: 01 Jun 2005
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