Archaeological excavations at the Priory

Malcolm Lyne in his book "Lewes Priory, Excavations by Richard Lewis 1969-82" gives a summary of the excavations on the site over the years:

1845 during the cutting of the railway through the site. Report by Lower (1846).

1850 John Blaker. Findings not published.

1882 William St John Hope (1886) 

1900-02  William St John Hope (1906)

1902 Harold Brakspear

1923-26 Walter Godfrey (1927)

1969-82 Richard Lewis. Report by Malcolm Lyne (1997)

1904 Excavation plan

Reproduced courtesy of Sussex Past

Following the 1902 archaeological investigation Harold Brakspear produced this fine drawing of the Priory layout.