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IoE Number: 292973
Photographer: Dr Philip Westwood
Date Photographed: 23 February 2003
Date listed: 16 March 1970
Date of last amendment: 16 March 1970
Grade II

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TQ 4110 SWLEWESABINGER PLACE9/2(north side)16.3.70Church of St John sub Castro

TQ 4110 SW LEWES ABINGER PLACE 9/2 (north side) 16.3.70 Church of St John sub Castro GV II Parish church. 1859 by George Cheeseman. Flint with red brick dressings. Plain tiled roofs. West tower, nave with short chancel. Short tower with castellated turrets. Very large lancet side-windows with unarchaeological tracery divided by thin buttresses. West front with central tower projecting slightly with clasping buttresses and recessed sides, the roof hidden by sloping parapets. Central window with two lights, panelled below with rose above and hoodmould, above pointed arched doorway with doubled boarded doors, overlight and hoodmould. Side windows with two lights, over boarded doors. Doorway from original church, probably C10, attached in wall to east. Unmoulded arch flanked by three demishafts and demirolls. Slab capitals. Remains of chancel arch also, on south side of building with restored inscription which commemorates a certain Magnus of Danish royal stock who chose to become an Anchorite at this place. Interior: Galleries on simple columns on three sides and short apsed chancel. Tie-beam wagon roof. Painting: Christ and the Children, Venetian, circa 1600. W.H. Godfrey, The Official Guide to Lewes, 1933, revised 1977, 39-40. B.O.E., Sussex, 1965, 552.

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