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SE Retired Member's Group Outing

Friday, 12 April 2019 at 9:30AM - 1:30PM
The Depot, next to the Station Car Park, Lewes
RTPI South East

Lewes is the site of:

  • Lewes Castle built in 1069 by William de Warenne
  • Lewes Priory: Founded by William de Warenne and his wife Gundrada between 1078 and 1082, bringing monks from Cluny in France
  • The Battle of Lewes: 14 May 1264
  • Simon de Montfort becoming the "uncrowned King of England"
  • Dissolution of St Pancras Priory in1537
  • Southover Grange built- lived in by Gregory Cromwell
  • Thomas Paine: “The Rights of Man” (1791-92) was a resident of Lewes
  • John Evelyn (a gentlemanly Royalist, and a Diarist) went to school in Lewes


Effective Conservation Policy (Except site of County Hall itself)

Outer By – Pass via A27: Successfully designed and built

Earlier destructive Inner By-Pass Scheme rejected

Meeting point :

The Depot for coffee. Next to the Station Car Park, Lewes BN7 2UP (entrance from Pinwell Road). Alternative car parks in town centre at Little East Street BN7 2NU, East Street BN7 2LJ.


9.30am–10.15 am:

Arrival and welcome by  Michael Sander and Tony Duc (Retired RTPI Members) to greet the Group. Coffee at “The Depot”. Joined by our Guide.       

10.15am – 12.15pm:

Guided Tour: (Some up-hills and down-hills)The White Hart and then Bull House (Thomas Paine); Down to St Pancras Priory, via Grange Gardens. Anne of Cleve’s House.

12.15 pm onwards:

Back to the Depot (early Lunch) or Optional walk by the Group down to Cliffe High Street, the River Ouse, and enjoy Lunch at “the original Bill’s” opposite Harvey’s Brewery.


Visitors depart, or choose to take in The Castle, the High Street, and the Barbican Museum.

The Event is open to retired and non-retired members, as well as friends and partners.