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© Mr Michael Parry

IoE Number: 293208
Location: CHURCH OF ST MICHAEL AND RAILINGS, HIGH STREET (north side)
  LEWES, LEWES, EAST SUSSEX
Photographer: Mr Michael Parry
Date Photographed: 30 August 2006
Date listed: 25 February 1952
Date of last amendment: 25 February 1952
Grade I

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TQ 4110 SW & TQ 4109 NW LEWESHIGH STREET9/226 & 14/226(north side)25.2.52Church of St Michael & railings

TQ 4110 SW & TQ 4109 NW LEWES HIGH STREET 9/226 & 14/226 (north side) 25.2.52 Church of St Michael & railings GV I Parish church. C13, C14, 1748, restored and extended in 1885. Flint with stone dressings and plain tiled roofs, except pebbledashed tower with shingled spire. West tower, nave with north and south aisles, chancel. Round west tower with circular bell-opening to south. Tall octagonal spire. Main street front to south of flint with stone plinth, door and window dressings and moulded cornice-parapet with ball-finials at each end, essentially the front given by the remodelling of the south aisle wall in 1748, gothicised in 1885. 3 central pointed-arch windows with hood-moulds, enclosing two lancets and quatrefoil in arches, with pointed-arch entrances with panelled doors and hood- moulds in outer bays, topped by oculi now enclosing quatrefoil windows. Main entrance in west end of south aisle with segment-headed doorway topped by small round-arched window above and to left. All gables parapetted and coped. Interior: 5 bay C14 south arcade with double hollow-chamfered arches. Timber arcade of 1748 to north aisle, panelled arches to octagonal columns with quasi- Tuscan capitals. Chancel of 1885. Monuments: Tablet to Sir Nicholas Pelham, d. 1559. Columned with kneeling parents and children below. Between the church and the hall to the left are railings of cast-iron, neo-Gothic in style probably dating from the alterations of 1885. Central gates with pointed overthrow with Gothic-arched soffit; panelled openwork sides with cusped arches and colonnettes. Railings and gates matching with low dog-rails.

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