Simon Stevens: Old Walls, Wellies and Wasps – Recent Archaeological Work at Lewes Priory
Archaeology South-East has undertaken a number of watching briefs at Lewes Priory in recent years, monitoring groundworks associated with the restoration and upkeep of the site. The Priory was founded shortly after the Norman Conquest by the Cluniac order and became one of the richest monasteries in medieval England, and as a Scheduled Ancient Monument all intrusive works at the site require archaeological monitoring.
Finds made during the various works have included masonry and tile remains from some of the Priory buildings, along with a range of other material. Closely datable discoveries included an assemblage of pottery dating from the 13th to the 20th centuries, a small number of clay pipes and other material including metalwork, glass, animal bone and oyster shell.
But that’s just part of the story….. Simon Stevens will give an illustrated talk on recent archaeological work at the Priory.
All are welcome from 7.00pm for free refreshments and updates on the Group’s activities. The talk will begin promptly at 7:30pm and will finish by 9.00pm.
There is an entry fee for these meetings, payable at the door, of £2 for members, and £3 for non-members.
Venue: The King’s Church building on Brooks Road, Lewes, BN7 2BY. (Between Tesco car park and Homebase)
See the Meetings page for a list of forthcoming monthly talks organised by the Lewes History Group.