Lewes Lock Up House



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Nation   England

County   Sussex

Location   East Street  Lewes

Map location   exact or closely approximate

Year opened   unknown

Year closed   unknown

Century of Operation   1800-1899

Building Type   Lock Up

Remarks   Archival document describes plans for a lock up. Unclear if this lock up was built.


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Archive name: East Sussex Record Office

Catalogue ref: R/A 2/516/36

Collection: East Sussex County Council

Description: Proposed plan of Lock-up-House, Great East Street, Lewes. Dwelling including five cells - ground and first floor plans, section and elevation. Accompanied by a specification for the work, Quarter Sessions order and Home Secretary’s certificate of approval.

Dates: 1854

Archive name: East Sussex Record Office

Catalogue ref: R/A 2/516/37

Collection: East Sussex County Council

Description: Plans of County and Police buildings, registered series. Police station, East Street, Lewes. Later copy of R/A 2/516/36.

Dates: c1860


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