Historic retail premises in Lewes put on the market


A ‘rarely-available’ historic retail premises in Lewes has been put on the market.

Hugh Rae, 74-74 High Street, has been put up for sale with local agents Oakley, with a guide price of £750,000 for the freehold interest.

This historically important property is located on the south side of the high street, immediately opposite the entrance to Lewes Castle.

The property has origins dating back to 1330 and its ownership has been tracked back to 1542. Since 1923, the property has been a tailor/outfitters but was used as a bakers and confectioners through most of the 19th Century.

The property is Grade 2 Listed and is arranged as retail on the ground floor and lower ground floors with large residential access to the rear and above.

An Oakley spokesman said: “This is certainly a property you should view to fully appreciate its historical merit. The residential element is self contained and offers an interesting refurbishment project.”

For further information, contact: Oakley on 01273 627411.

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