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© Miss Claire Pearce

IoE Number: 292991
Location: KEEP TO LEWES CASTLE, CASTLE GATE (west side)
  LEWES, LEWES, EAST SUSSEX
Photographer: Miss Claire Pearce
Date Photographed: 01 June 2005
Date listed: 25 February 1952
Date of last amendment: 25 February 1952
Grade I

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TQ 4110 SWLEWESCASTLE GATE9/22(west side)25.2.52Keep to Lewes Castle n

TQ 4110 SW LEWES CASTLE GATE 9/22 (west side) 25.2.52 Keep to Lewes Castle n GV I Castle. Circa 1100 for William de Warenne with two C13 turrets added by John de Warenne, 7th Earl of Surrey. Flint with stone dressings, bands and copings, as well as quoins. Some repairs in brick. Shell keep with hexagonal towers to south and west connected by wall twenty yards long with remains of wall continuing to east and north for approximately twenty-five yards. West tower: three stages, with stone bands between. Embattled with loops in corners of third stage, shallower second stage and loops in wall-faces of lowest stage, replaced by tall narrow window in south-west face. South tower: four stages. Embattled above with stair-turret to north, rising slightly above tower with flagpole. Windows in top-stage, paired about corner. Shallower second and third stages with paired windows in second stage, in faces under string dividing this stage from the third above. Battered walls below, up from motte. Court: stair-turret against south tower with two Gothick-glazed pointed-arched windows. Single-storey flat-roofed and embattled block against entrance to south tower with pointed arched entrance in east face and pointed-arched Gothick-glazed window in front face. Pointed arched entrance to recess to right. West tower: deep recessed entrance, narrowing with chalk blocks below impost level.

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