Lewes house where time stood still

The property in North Street
The property in North Street

The Lewes History Group hosts a talk by Lewis Orchard on ‘The History and Conservation of No 1 North Street’ on Monday.

For 12 years Lewis has been carefully conserving the structure and interiors of this Georgian building that cars rush by on the Lewes one-way system.

As this work nears completion, he will talk about the history of the house, who lived there, as well as what conservation and research has revealed about them and their property.

This home and bake-house was built for Stephen Steere in 1805. It is a unique design which combines cobbled and mathematically tiled frontages with a later shop front of circa 1860.

Unusually, much of the original building has survived, distressed but unaltered, alongside a unique record of interior decoration which includes original mouldings, paints and wallpapers.

The venue for the talk is King’s Church, Brooks Road, opposite the Homebase carpark. Doors open at 7pm for a 7.30pm start and everyone is welcome. There is a small admission charge on the door and free refreshments.

Visit www.leweshistory.org.uk for more information on the group, its meetings and other activities.