Revealing the fascinating secrets of Chapel Hill in Lewes

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The fascinating history of Chapel Hill in Lewes will be revealed on Monday evening (October 14).

It’s the subject of Lewes History Group’s next meeting at the Kings Church building, Brooks Road, when Meg Griffiths and her research team will give an illustrated talk.

Ms Griffiths said: “Most local people know Chapel Hill as the steep, narrow road that leads up to the golf course. However, did you know that cricket was played on the top of the hill before golf and that there was a pub called ‘The Cricketers’ halfway up the hill?

“But why is it called Chapel Hill? What happened to the chapel that gave the road its name? What was Baldy’s pleasure garden and who were the artists James Lambert (senior and junior)? You can find out more about Chapel Hill and the people who lived and worked there if you come to our talk.”

Doors open at 7pm and everyone is welcome. There is a small admission charge on the door and free refreshments.

Visit for more information on the volunteer-led group, its meetings and other activities – including the Lewes Street Stories project.