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St John's church 22 g

St John's church 22 g

Medium: Watercolour

Date: 1786

Shelfmark: Ktop XLII

Item number: 22 g

Genre: Topographical Drawing

View of St John's Church, under Lewes Castle. The old church of St John-sub-Castro was built within the walls of the original Anglo-Saxon fort on the site, and has a blocked up Anglo-Saxon doorway. The chancel arch has an inscription in Lombardic script marking the burial of a member of the Danish royal family here. The inscription was copied and translated in Camden's 'Britannia', which may explain why this church attracted antiquarian visitors and topographical artists.

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