Lewes, East Sussex

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Lewes is a town in East Sussex

Other current and historical names

Location and coordinates are for the approximate centre of Lewes within this administrative area. Geographic features and populated places may cross administrative borders.

Lewes in historic gazetteers

Gazetteer of the British Isles (Edinburgh: Bartholomew, 1887). John Bartholomew

Lewes.-- mun. bor., market town, and co. town of Sussex, on river Ouse, 8 miles NE. of Brighton and 50 miles S. of London by rail - bor., 1087 ac., pop. 11,199; town, 119ac., pop.6017; 2 Banks, 4 newspapers. Market-day, Tuesday. The town is well known for its agreeable scenery and the purity of its air. It is an ancient place, and was presented by William the Conqueror to his son William de Warren. At Mount Harry, in the vicinity, was fought (1264) the battle between Simon de Montfort and King Henry III., in which the latter was defeated. Corn, malt, sheep, cattle, coal, and lime are the chief staples of commerce. The mun. bor. of Lewes was incorporated in 1881. Lewes returned 1 member to Parliament until 1885.

Gazetteer of the British Isles (Edinburgh: Bartholomew, 1887). John Bartholomew

Lewes (or Mid) Division, The, parl. div. of Sussex, pop. (estimated) 56,670.

Lewes in the Domesday Book

A village in Swanborough hundred, in the county of Norfolk.

Two manors recorded in Domesday.

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