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Lewes in East Sussex, England, United Kingdom
 

Bull House Westgate

 
 
Bull House Westgate Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, September 12, 2018
1. Bull House Westgate Marker
Inscription.
Bull House Westgate
In ancient times the Bull Inn within the Westgate was held of the Barony of Lewes at the yearly rent of a race of ginger. It was sold in 1583 by Thomas Matthew to Sir Henry Goring who built the house which is now the Westgate Chapel. His son Edward sold the Bull to Edward Claggett in 1612 In 1715 Rev John Ollive Minister of Westgate Chapel acquired it and his son Samuel Tobacconist lodged Thomas Paine here 1768 – 9 Paine married Elizabeth Ollive 1771 and carried on Ollive’s business until 1774 The house was rescued from decay and restored by Alderman Every in 1922 The main structure dates from the 15th and 16th centuries. The satyrs are of the time of Goring.
 
Location. 50° 52.321′ N, 0° 0.41′ E. Marker is in Lewes, England, in East Sussex. Marker is at the intersection of High Street and Westgate Street, on the right when traveling east on High Street. Touch for map. Located at Bull House, headquarters of Sussex Archaeological Society. Marker is at or near this postal address: 92 High Street, Lewes, England BN7 1UA, United Kingdom.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Thomas Paine House (here, next to this marker); Borough of Lewes (here, next to this marker); Dr. Gideon A. Mantell
Bull House Westgate Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, September 12, 2018
2. Bull House Westgate Marker
(about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); St Michael’s Church (about 90 meters away); Lewes Prison (about 90 meters away); Southover Grange (about 90 meters away); Mount Caburn (about 90 meters away); Lewes Racecourse (about 90 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lewes.
 
Also see . . .  The Sussex Archaeological Society - Bull House. (Submitted on February 10, 2019, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
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The Bull House image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, September 12, 2018
3. The Bull House
The Bull House image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, September 12, 2018
4. The Bull House
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 10, 2019. This page originally submitted on February 10, 2019, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 31 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 10, 2019, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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