New article on the Building Materials of Lewes, by Marcus Taylor

What is it that makes Lewes such a special town?

In addition to its superb geographical downland setting, astride the gap cut through the chalk by the River Ouse, and its rich cultural history, Marcus Taylor explains how a wealth of building materials over the years has led to Lewes’s very distinctive streetscapes and fascinating architectural details.

This new online article is based on Marcus’s talk to the Friends of Lewes in February 2021.

The Building Materials of Lewes, by Marcus Taylor, April 2021

 

Castle Ditch Lane archway, and Lewes Priory gazebo arch
Castle Ditch Lane archway, and Lewes Priory gazebo arch