The Street Names of Lewes, by LS Davey, revised and expanded by K Clark
Book published by The Friends of Lewes Society, 108 pages. Paperback (N5227P1)
Lewes is the historic county town of East Sussex, and this book provides a fascinating history of the origin of street names found in the town.
From the rear side cover: Where can you find a cluster of street names which remember the Battle of Lewes in which a king was overthrown? Where exactly where the long lost thoroughfares called Loddlers Lane (Beggars Lane) and Pilcher Street (where Pilches or fur cloaks were made). Who were Spence and English and Lee, men honoured by having roads named after them. And was there something truley nasty in Rotten Row?
Complete with a fold out colour maps of the town, it brings history to life at every turn, leading us between the sites of medieval gateways long routes whose names recall foundry workers, soap markets , traders and friars!
The book is illustrated throughout with several small black and white photographs
The condition of the book is generally excellent. The cover is clean and bright, the spine is tight and intact, and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound. There is an old price printed and a small price sticker on the rear side cover