The Twittens - The Saxon and Norman Lanes of Lewes, by Kim Clark

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The Twittens - The Saxon and Norman Lanes of Lewes, by Kim Clark

The Twittens - The Saxon and Norman Lanes of lewes, by Kim Clark

Book published by The Friends of Lewes Society, 63 pages. Paperback (N5694)

From the rear side cover: South of the county town's historic high street lies a filigree of narrow thoroughfares, dropping down between ancient flint walls to the foot of the downland spur. Many date from the days when King Alfred fortified the town against the Danes, while others became part of a new pedestrian network as Lewes extended its boundaries in Norman times.

William de Warenne's great castle spread itself over what had almost certainly been a similar threading of walkways north of the high street spine, although - as Kim Clark's engaging history discovers - there are still several attractively twisting lanes to explore here, too.

The author fiercely defends our ancient twittens against unsympathic developers, but finds that most have retained their unique appealing character. Her account of them is illustrated with maps, drawings and photographs, many in colour.

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 a an old price printed and a small price sticker on the rear side cover

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