LHG Bibliography: General History of Lewes

Brent, Colin, Georgian Lewes, 1714-1830: the Heyday of a County Town, Colin Brent Books, 1993.

Brent, Colin, Lewes: the Historical Development of a County Town, 2nd revised edition, East Sussex County Council, 1977 ([University of Sussex] Local History Research Unit, No. 9)

Brent, Colin, Pre-Georgian Lewes, c.890-1714: the Emergence of a County Town, Colin Brent Books, 2004.

Chapman, Brigid, Chronicles of Cliffe and South Malling, AD 668 – 2003, Book Guild, 2003.

[Dunvan, Paul], Ancient and Modern History of Lewes and Brighthelmston: in which are compressed the most interesting events of the county at large, under Regnian, Roman, Saxon and Norman settlements, W. Lee, 1795.
The author’s name is not given in the book itself, but it is attributed to Paul Dunvan.

Fleming, Barbara, Lewes: Two Thousand Years of History, SB Publications, 1994.

Friends of Lewes, Lewes 1952-2002: Fifty Years of Change, Pomegranate Press for the Friends of Lewes, 2004.
Examines the role of the Civic Society in conserving Lewes’ historic buildings, whilst ensuring the town’s development for present and future needs.

Horsfield, Rev Thomas Walker, History and Antiquities of Lewes and its Vicinity, Vols. 1  &  2, J.Baxter, 1824 (Vol. 1); 1827 (Vol. 2).

Lower, Mark Antony, Lewes. In M. A. Lower, A Compendious History of Sussex: Topographical, Archaeological and Anecdotal, Vol. II, G.P. Bacon / John Russell Smith, 1870, 16-27.

Lower, Mark Antony; Chapman, Robert, The antiquities preserved in the Museum of Lewes Castle, catalogued and described, Sussex Archaeological Collections, 1866, 18, 60-73. [Full text of article]

Phillips, C.T., Lewes a hundred years ago, Sussex Archaeological Collections, 1896, 40, 252-260.
Based on Sussex Weekly Advertizer and Lewes Journal 1788-1793, includes visits by: George III and George, Prince of Wales, Archbishop of Canterbury; Assizes; establishment of market; removal of Sessions House; theatre; Old Gabriel bell; beginnings of Lewes Old Bank; building trade; railway; French refugees. [Full text of article]

Poole, Helen, Lewes Past, Phillimore, 2000.

Salzman, L.F., The Town Book of Lewes, 1542-1702, Sussex Record Society, 1945. [Sussex Record Society; Vol. 48]

Smith, Verena, The Town Book of Lewes, 1702-1837, Sussex Record Society, 1972. [Sussex Record Society; Vol. 69]

Smith, Verena, The Town Book of Lewes, 1837-1901, Sussex Record Society, 1975. [Sussex Record Society; Vol. 70]

Sussex Archaeological Society, Centenary [volume] 1846-1946, Sussex Archaeological Collections, 85, 1946, 1-157.
Volume devoted to articles on the history of the Sussex Archaeological Society and its various collections.