Pevensey house with murderous history goes under the hammer

A house in Pevensey which has a gruesome past is up for sale again.

The Old Mint House in the High Street, which dates back to 1342 and is opposite Pevensey Castle, is said to have been the scene of a double murder in 1586.

According to local folklore, London merchant Thomas Dwight Thomas Dight found his mistress in bed with her lover at the Mint House and killed the pair of them.

The property is on with SHW – commercial and resident property specialists.

The Old Mint House, Pevensey. SUS-211005-150621001

A spokesperson for SHW said, “This fascinating Grade II listed property is full of historical character which is demonstrated by the professional photography and 3D virtual tour produced and was most recently used as an antiques premises but would suit conversion to private dwellings (subject to planning) with further scope for conversion to the rear of the site with several outbuildings suitable for cottages or the like.”

The property is open to offers.