Heritage Open Days in Lewes this weekend
Chailey Windmill (Sunday 3pm-5pm)
A non-working smock mill in the dead centre of Sussex.
Church of St John Sub Castro (10am-5pm Saturday and Sunday)
The imposing castle-like 19th century church near the Pells built on the remains of an old Saxon church.
Lewes Crown and County Court (10am-4pm Saturday)
A neo-classical faÁade masks a much older interior.
Lewes Friends Meeting House (Saturday 10am-4pm)
The Quaker Meeting House offers tours, teas and childrens’ activities.
Lamb House, 3 Chapel Hill (Sunday 10am-4pm)
A little-known Lewes landmark which boasts some recently decorated Chinese wooden panels typical of the 18th century
Lewes House (Saturday 10.30-4pm, pre-book tours (10.30, 12.30 and 2.30) on 01273 484112)
Check inside this historical building and, best of all, have something to eat in its beautiful sculpted garden.
Lewes Priory (Saturday 2pm-4.30pm)
A guided tour around the ruins of what used to be England’s largest building. And a look at its herb garden, too.
Lewes Town Hall (Saturday tours 10am, 12pm, 2pm and 4pm. Pre-booking required on 01273 471469)
Oak panelled rooms and a great Jacobean staircase in what used to be the Star Inn.
Monk’s House, Rodmell (Saturday 2pm-5pm)
Virginia Woolf’s country retreat is offering free entry.
St Anne’s Church (Saturday tours on the hour, 10am-3pm)
Lewes’ oldest church, with an interesting anchorite’s cell and a magnificent Tudor pulpit.


Heritage Open Days: St Anne’s is one of many historical buildings
opening its doors this weekend