LHG Bibliography: Origins of Lewes

Allen, Michael J., Beaker and Early Bronze Age activity, and a possible Beaker valley entrenchment, in Cuckoo Bottom, near Lewes, East Sussex, Sussex Archaeological Collections, 2005, 143, 35-45. [Abstract] [PDF 930Kb]

Allen, Michael J.; with Macphail, Richard; Ede, Joy, Beaker occupation and development of the downland landscape at Ashcombe Bottom, near Lewes, East Sussex, Sussex Archaeological Collections, 2005, 143, 7-33. [Abstract][PDF 2690Kb]

Allen, Michael J., The prehistoric land-use and human ecology of the Malling-Caburn Downs: two late neolithic/early Bronze age sites beneath colluvial sequences, Sussex Archaeological Collections, 1995, 133, 19-43.

Bedwin, Owen, The excavation of a Romano-British  site at Ranscombe Hill, South Malling, East Sussex, 1976, Sussex Archaeological Collections, 1978, 116, 241-255.

Bleach, John, A Romano-British (?) barrow cemetary and the origins of Lewes, Sussex Archaeological Collections, 1997, 135, 131-142. Includes:
Coates, Richard, Appendix A: The name of Lewes, 141-142.

Butler, Chris, The excavation of a Bronze Age round barrow at Round-the-Down near Lewes, East Sussex, Sussex Archaeological Collections, 1995, 133, 7-18.

Clark, George T., The castle of Lewes, Sussex Archaeological Collections, 1886,  34, 57-68.
Origins of Lewes from founding of College at Malling by Ceadwall, King of Wessex until 1305, also town wall.
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The Editor, Archaeological discovery at “Cuckoo Bottom”, Lewes. Quote of a newspaper item by C.T. Phillips, Sussex Archaeological Collections, 1888, 36, 243.
Short piece on Celtic cinerary urns in Sussex Archaeological Museum.
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Freke, D.J., Excavations in Lewes, Sussex Archaeological Collections, 1975, 113, 66-84.
Brook Street, Lancaster Street

Holden, E.W., The possible remains of a Neolithic causewayed camp on Offham Hill, Hamsey, near Lewes, TQ 3988175 [Short note], Sussex Archaeological Collections, 1973, 111, 109-110.

Holmes, Michael, The street plan of Lewes and the Burghal Hidage, Sussex Archaeological Collections, 2010, 148, 71-78.
The striking regular pattern of the layout of the streets of central Lewes suggests an early Saxon defensive origin.

O’Shea, E.W., Further finds from Lewes excavations, 1974-1976 [Archaeological note], Sussex Archaeological Collections, 1980, 118, 369-373.
North Street, Friars Walk. Finds of pottery unique to Lewes.

Page, Tony Brian, Excavations at Edward Street, Lewes, 1971 [Short note], Sussex Archaeological Collections, 1973, 111, 113-114.
Site of the Co-operative Society Dairy. Furnaces found indicate industrial activity.

Rudling, David R., The archaeology of Lewes: some recent research, Sussex Archaeological Collections, 1983, 121, 45-77.
Covers Brooman’s Lane, Lewes Castle, Grey Friars, Barbican House, Lewes Priory Mount, Anne of Cleves House

Vines, Gail; Price, Frances, Remembering ‘Round-the-Down’: topographical perspectives on early settlement and land-use at Southerham, near Lewes, Sussex Archaeological Collections, 2005, 143, 117-134. [Abstract] [PDF 1890Kb]