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Name:Bishopstone Place: C16 house (site of)
HER Ref:MES1642
Type of record:Monument

Designations

  • Conservation Area: SEAFORD BISHOPSTONE CONSERVATION AREA
  • Archaeological Notification Area (1) 421: Bishopstone : historic village

Summary

The site of a 16th century house with cellars which are earlier in date and may be part of the Bishop's House.


Grid Reference:TQ 4726 0093
Parish:LEWES, LEWES, EAST SUSSEX
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Monument Types

  • BUILDING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • CELLAR (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • HOUSE (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)

Description

(TQ 4727 0092) Bishopstone Place (GT) (Site of) (St) (1)
Site of Bishopstone Place, (Duke of Newcastle). (2) "There are no surface remains, but I have found traces of the footings whilst gardening and part of the cellars still exist. These were restored during the late war and used as air raid shelters" (a). The original cellars are constructed of hewn blocks of local stone and appear to be in good condition. There is a heap of flint and rubble in the garden which now marks the site of the building from which it is derived. No literacy evidence was encountered during recording. (3)
Part of the cellar could date from the former Bishop's house which pre-dated the 16thc house of the Pelham family. The surrounding ground has been landscaped. (4)
The entrance to the cellars re-used as air raid shelters is at TQ 47270094. There is much building debris in the garden nearby, and footings are found in the digging of graves at TQ 4727 0095. No information regarding the date of construction or destruction. Entrance to cellars resurveyed at 1:2500. (5)

Sources

<2>Article in serial: Article in serial. Thomas Colgate Corr 6".
<3>Article in serial: Article in serial. Mr B Colman (Gardener) "Port View" Beresford Road Mount Place Newhaven.
<4>Correspondence: 1952. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Field Investigators Comment. F1 VEL 24-JAN-52.
<5>Article in serial: Article in serial. Oral:M Bell 23 Ashdown Road Saldean.
<6>Correspondence: 1952. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Field Investigators Comment. F2 NKB 21-JUN-72.

Associated Events

  • Field observation on TQ 40 SE 45
  • Field observation on TQ 40 SE 45

Associated Monuments - none recorded

Associated Finds - none recorded