Publications

All Friends of Lewes books are available from the Lewes Tourist Information Centre, and at reduced prices for Society members via the Secretary.

Dormer Windows 2017 cover Dormer Windows: Friends of Lewes Planning Advice Note
by The Friends of Lewes
Dormer windows contribute greatly to the variety of roof forms and their appearance can significantly affect the architectural integrity of a building and the visual amenity of an area. FoL has developed and reviewed its 2014 guidance note with the aim of influencing how local planning authorities determine new planning applications for dormer windows.
The Friends of Lewes, March 2017.
Printed copy £2.00 incl P&P – from the Secretary
Garden Rooms 2017 cover Garden Rooms:  Planning Advice Note
by The Friends of Lewes
In July 2015, FoL drafted its Guiding Principles for the Design of Garden Rooms, which has now been developed further, setting out the key principles regarding the design of garden rooms that the Society encourages local planning authorities, property owners, developers and architects to follow
The Friends of Lewes, March 2017.
Printed copy £2.00 incl P&P – from the Secretary
shopfronts-thumbnail Shopfronts in Lewes: Planning Advice Note
by The Friends of Lewes
This FoL update of an LDC 1992 advice note is intended to be of assistance to local traders, building owners and developers in Lewes who are planning work to shopfronts or to erect related signs and advertisements.
The Friends of Lewes, September 2016.
Printed copy £3.50 incl P&P – from the Secretary
Clark - Twittens The Twittens: the Saxon and Norman Lanes of Lewes
by Kim Clark
The author investigates the history of the twittens, making a strong case for their conservation at a time when their character is threatened by careless development.
Pomegranate Press, for the Friends of Lewes, 2012.
£6.99 (price to members £4.50 – apply to the Secretary)
The Street Names of Lewes
by L.S. Davey, revised and expanded by Kim Clark
A fascinating exploration of the Lewes street scene bringing history to life at every turn. First published in 1961 and revised in 1970 and 1981.
Pomegranate Press, for the Friends of Lewes, 2010.
£5.50 (price to members £3.20 – apply to the Secretary)
John Davey Inns of Lewes 2013 revision book cover The Inns of Lewes – Past and Present
by L.S. Davey, revised by the Friends of Lewes Society
A fine inspiration for all pub-crawlers of an historical bent. First published in 1977 and revised in 2006 and 2013.
Pomegranate Press, for the Friends of Lewes, 2013.
£5.99 (Price to members £3.60 – apply to the Secretary)
When Skies Were Always Blue: Memories of a Lewes Boyhood
by W.F. Wells
A fascinating account of the life of the son of a Lewes builder in the first part of the twentieth century.
Pomegranate Press, for the Friends of Lewes, 2004
£6.99 (Price to members £5.00 – apply to the Secretary)
Houghton: A Look at Lewes A Look at Lewes: the High Street of Lewes from St. Anne’s Church to Lewes Bridge, from Original Drawings by John Houghton
by John Houghton
Architectural drawings and brief history of local buildings.
Tartarus Press, 1998
£5.00 (Apply to the Secretary)
Hidden Lewes:  an artist’s eye for detail
by Marietta Van Dyck
A unique spotter’s guide for visitors and locals alike, “Hidden Lewes” will lead you into unexpected corners.
Pomegranate Press, for the Friends of Lewes, 1998.
Further details
£2.00 (Please contact the artist on 01273 474521)