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Lewes - Southover Grange 1956

The house and gardens date from the 16th century. Southover Grange was formerly known as Southover House or Southover Priory. It was built by William Newton in 1572. The Newton family occupied the Grange for almost 300 years until 1860.  In 1871, William  Laird Macgregor bought the house and made extensive alterations and additions to the building.  He rebuilt the south east portion, installed the present main staircase, extended the east wing and added a new outer hall.  He also rebuilt the stone chimney  stacks and brick shafts.  

Lewes - Anne of Cleeve’s House, Southover

This is a 15th century timber-framed Wealden hall house. It formed part of Queen Anne's annulment settlement from King Henry VIII in 1541, although she never visited the property.  It was restored by the architect Walter Godfrey. It is home to wide-ranging collections of furniture and artefacts of Sussex interest. The bedroom and kitchen are furnished to resemble their appearance at the time of Cleves's ownership.

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