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St Ann's Lewes

St Ann's Lewes

Medium: Watercolour

Date: 1786

Shelfmark: Ktop XLII

Item number: 22 f

Genre: Topographical Drawing

St Ann's Church at Lewes was built of flint and still has several Norman-era features including the west tower, nave and south transept. Daniel Defoe wrote that Lewes was "a fine pleasant town, well built, agreeably situated in the middle of open champaign country, and on the edge of the South Downs, the pleasantest, and most delightful of their kind in the nation; it lies on the bank of a little wholsome fresh river, within twelve miles of the sea." He also considered the town is "full of gentlemen of good families and fortunes".

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