Malcolm Kitch: The Newtons of Southover Grange
Malcolm Kitch, formerly Reader in History at the University of Sussex, will talk about the personalities and lives of the Newton family who occupied Southover Grange from 1572 to 1859.
Built in 1572 with stones from the recently dissolved Lewes Priory, the Grange, with its 14 acres of grounds, was the largest and grandest house in Southover. The family also owned land outside Lewes, often acquired by marriage, though they never became large landowners.
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 Lewes History Group Meetings page for a list of forthcoming monthly talks.