Lewes lane’s former name

IRELAND’S Lane in Lewes was once known as Bukettwin.

According to Richard Coates (University of Sussex): “As for Bukett, it is surely significant that Ireland’s Lane is immediately adjacent to Well House Place, a name dating from 1963 but commemorating the former well situated at the Pelham Arms.”

Mr Coates adds: “It seems probable that Bukettwin contains an allusion to the difficulty of carrying water from the well down the steep lane to cottages below the line of the High Street.”