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An illustrated descriptive guide, to the places mentioned in
the writings of Rudyard Kipling.

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164                 KIPLING'S SUSSEX
The Castle stands on high ground in the centre of the town, close to the High Street; the remains are not extensive, but the gate-house is a good specimen of the architecture of the reign of Edward III. It is the property of the Lords of Lewes Castle, viz., The Marquess of Abergavenny, K.G., the Earl De La Warr and Lord Sackville, by whom it is leased to the Sussex Archaeological Society. The visitors to the Castle number about 6,000 a year.
From the top of Station Street, the reader may begin a walk through the town. Going west, the following places are of interest: White Hart Hotel, old gabled houses, old clergy house, Barbican House (Sussex Archaeological Society), old gabled house at top of St. Martin's lane, Tom Paine's house, Unitarian Chapel. From the top of Station Street, going east: Old Rectory House of St. John, Town Hall, Lewes Bridge. From the railway station, going south, and then turn­ing to the right, through Priory Street: Southover Church, Priory ruins, Anne of Cleve's house.
From the Old Bank, High Street, to Market Street and North Street: Old Market Tower, with the ancient bell " Gabriel " :
" Oh, happy Lewes, waking or asleep, With faithful hands your time archangels keep !
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