TQ4109 : Lewes - Anne of Cleves' House - Passage

taken 5 years ago, near to Lewes, East Sussex, Great Britain

Lewes - Anne of Cleves' House - Passage
Lewes - Anne of Cleves' House - Passage
An unusual feature of Anne of Cleves' House in Lewes is this wide "passage" beneath the eastern end of the southern wing. In a later house I would call this a "coaching arch" but I would think that it must have had a different purpose when built in the late C15th / early C16th.
To see how this feature is positioned in the house, see TQ4109 : Lewes - Anne of Cleves' House - C15th wing
See also the shared description below:
Anne of Cleves' House, Lewes

It is not thought that "Anne of Cleves' House" in Lewes was ever lived in by the fourth wife of Henry VIII, but she did own it as part of her settlement when she agreed to a divorce from the lecherous old monarch.
It is now a museum run by the Sussex Archaeological Society and is a fine L-shaped tudor building with interesting furnishings and an attached museum of local history.
The oldest part of this Grade II* LinkExternal link building dates from at least 150 years before Henry's time however as it has a C14th cellar. The part of the L facing the street is the oldest part above ground, dating from the late C15th or early C16th, while the part of the L perpendicular to the street dates from the late C16th. It is situated in Southover High Street in the south of the town of Lewes almost opposite the ancient, ruined priory.
The S.A.S. website for the house and museum can be found here LinkExternal link
Note: Cleves is sometimes spelt Cleeves.

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Date Taken
Sunday, 30 August, 2015   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 15 October, 2015
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Village, Rural settlement 
Person (from Tags)
Anne of Cleves 
Place (from Tags)
Lewes 
Primary Subject of Photo
Museum 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 4112 0963 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:52.1373N 0:0.2483E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 4111 0965
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South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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