Lewes History Group talk: Rowland Hawke Halls (1879-1919): Sussex Architect – Monday 12 October 2020, 7:20 for 7:30pm start

A Zoom Webinar

David Scott Cowan: Rowland Hawke Halls (1879-1919): A Sussex Architect

In the second of its online Autumn lectures, Lewes History Group welcomes David Scott Cowan who will talk about his grandfather, Rowland Hawke Halls (1879-1919).

Hawke Halls was a Lewes architect working in the Arts and Crafts tradition in the early years of the 20th century. He worked closely with local craftsmen on both the interior and exterior of his buildings. He was a farmer’s son who studied at the Lewes School of Science and Art, and established a practice based in the Seveirg Building, now replaced by Boots.

His work includes several houses in The Avenue, including one called Rowlands where he lived. He also designed houses in Seaford (to which he moved in 1914) and Rottingdean. His public buildings included the Fisher Street offices for the Borough of Lewes built in 1914 and St John-sub-Castro church hall in the Pells.

In WW1, Hawkes Hall served in France in the Royal Army Service Corps from 1916-1918, but was killed in a motorcycle accident shortly after being demobilised.

An exhibition of his work was shown in Lewes Town Hall in 2019, marking the centenary of his death.

Rowlands, Lewes
Rowlands, The Avenue, Lewes

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There is no charge for this talk.

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Please join the webinar at 7:20pm.

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Our presenters will be speaking live, and you can ask questions by typing in the Q&A box in Zoom.

See the Talks page for a list of  forthcoming monthly events organised by the Lewes History Group.