Lewes History Group Meeting – Monday 10 February 2014, 7:00 for 7:30pm

Lewis Orchard: The History and Conservation of No. 1 North Street, Lewes

Lewis Orchard has been carefully conserving the structure and interiors of this unique building for the past 12 years.

This house and bake-house was built for Stephen Steere in 1805. It is a unique design which combines cobbled and mathematically tiled frontages with a later shop front circa 1860. Unusually, much of the original building survived, distressed but unaltered, alongside a unique record of interior decoration which includes original mouldings, paints and wallpapers.

As conservation work nears completion, Lewis will talk about the history of the house, its occupants, and what conservation and research has revealed about them and their home.


All are welcome from 7.00pm for free refreshments and updates on the Group’s activities. The talk will begin promptly at 7:30pm and will finish by 9.00pm.

There is an entry fee for these meetings, payable at the door, of £2 for members, and £3 for non-members.

Venue: The King’s Church building on Brooks Road, Lewes, BN7 2BY. (Between Tesco car park and Homebase)

See the Meetings page for a list of  forthcoming monthly talks organised by the Lewes History Group.