The Crown Inn: Evolution and Restoration – Friends of Lewes talk, Tuesday 15 March 2022, 7:20 for 7.30pm

A Zoom talk

Steven Sparks: The Crown Inn – Evolution and Restoration of a Landmark Building

As many as 120 public houses and inns have existed in Lewes over the years, but few have had a longer unbroken history than the Crown Inn at 192 High Street.

We tend to think that old buildings have always looked more or less as they do now, but documentary evidence shows that in the 17th Century, this one was a 2-storey hostelry called the Black Lyon.

Steven Sparks, who has overseen the recent transformation of this building into 9 apartments and 3 commercial units, tells its story and gives an insight into the challenges of developing a Grade II* listed building.

Those who remember the Crown as it was a few years ago will enjoy seeing the “before and after” photographs, and will appreciate how much care has been taken in its restoration and evolution.

Crown Inn Lewes
The Crown, Lewes, during its transformation. Image courtesy of Sparks Property

The talk will be free, and all are welcome.

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