Lewes Archaeological Group

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About the Lewes Archaeological Group

Lewes Archaeological Group was founded in 1968 to investigate prehistoric and historic remains in the town of Lewes and the surrounding district. Although the Group does not currently run any excavations, it has each year a full programme of talks [Lecture Programme]. It also has occasional tours and walks. Members – often in cooperation with other societies and organisations – are involved in excavations and other projects such as field walking, surveying and watching briefs. Details of opportunities are included in the Groups twice yearly newsletter [Newsletter] and also in the events page [What's on]. The Group’s lecture programme and occasional site visits and walks bring together those interested in archaeology and history from across the area. – Lewes is rich in archaeology going back to the bronze age. [Archaeology of Lewes]
Everyone is welcome to attend LAG's talks, but membership [Membership] gives a reduced entrance charge. Members also receive the newsletter and receive invitation by e-mail to special activities, such as walks or tours.

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Constitution and Rules


For further information, please contact Paula Stanyer by email at paulawodcohen (at) yahoo.co.uk.

Paula Stanyer, Chair email

LAG visit to Plumpton Roman Villa
LAG visit to Plumpton Roman Villa.


Fri 19 January Our changing parish churches – c1700-1914 - the work of the Georgians, Victorians and Edwardians in Lewes and nearby
with historian Dr Sue Berry FSA. Sue is a specialist in 18th century landscape history and also writes about the 19th century. During 18th century and early 19th century, most of the town’s parish churches were altered to accommodate growing congregations and the need to repair but much medieval work remained. In the mid-later part of 19th century all the parish churches were re-ordered because ideas about how worship changed. The Victorian’s passion for Gothic as they understood it also resulted in the loss of earlier work.
Click here for the full 2017-2018 programme.


Medieval Kitchen Garden

Lewes Priory's Community Medieval Garden project is forging ahead. Volunteers have already been responsible for shaping the initial idea, planning, preparing the site and building the raised beds. The beds are now filled and seeds have been sown. Members of the project are developing their knowledge of medieval foodstuffs, diet and gardening. If you have a particular interest in medieval plants, herbs, food or history please get in touch..

Lewes Priory Medieval Kitchen Garden

The Sun Street Story

A Lewes History Group Publication

The result of two years’ research by a team of LHG Street Stories’ members, the book tells the story of one of the lesser known, yet more interesting streets in central Lewes, with its varied architecture styles. The beginnings of the road as we know it today, the construction of the 19th century houses and tales of past and present residents, are all illustrated with maps, photos and drawings. Order the book online at https://leweshistory.org.uk/sun-street-book/ for £8.50 plus p&p. It can also be bought at the Lewes History Group’s monthly meetings (see the website for details).