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Lewes and Nearby
Lewes in general
Member Name: RUTH1957
Lewes in general
Advantages: Great Place to Visit
Lewes is situated in the South Downs which is a very beautiful part of the South East and it is steeped with amazing history and buildings to see.
Lewes Town Hall was in the 14th century an inn which the monks of Southover Priory owned When you go inside the building there you will come across an amazing staircase
Lewes Castle is a must when you come to Lewes it is a very grand building and it is steeped with history. The castle was built after the invasions of the Normans in 1066. It stands over looking the town and when you are up at the castle when you look down the views are very spectacular.
Barbican House Museum is situatated below the castle of Lewes and it has many collections of historic interest and tells you the story of how the town of Lewes came about.
Anne of Cleves house was given to her by Henry VIII as part of her divorced settlement. This is a typical type of house which you see round Sussex it is a timber framed house and it is Wealden Hall House.
Just about four miles out of Lewes there is the National Trust Property Monk House which is another place to go an visit.It is situated in the village Rodmell.
It was bought by Virginia Woolf and Leonard her husband who was the leading person of the Bloomsbury Group. The house is not that large and it is a weatherboard building in the main street of Rodmell . The garden is big and there is a very good view overlooking the river Ouse and the hills. While Virginia and her husband was living there they did a lot of entertaing and inviting many well known literary an artistic people such as Vita Sackville-West,E.M.Forster,T.S Elliot are just a few that visted Monk House.
Summary: Lewes and Nearby
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