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LEWES

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Mediaeval town of Lewes. Lewes was an important Saxon burh, there being two mints there in Athelstan's reign. It continued to prosper and is documented as having 127 burgesses in 1066, and in 1148 the guildhall was restored to the burgesses. The town was walled about 1267 and there was a further grant for murage in 1334. It is uncertain whether any stone wall existed on the east, where the river protected the approach. Little of the town wall survives.

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