Anne of Cleves House

Anne of Cleves House is a 15th century timber-framed Wealden hall house on Southover High Street in Lewes. It formed part of the annulment settlement between King Henry VIII and his fourth wife, Anne of Cleves, although she never stayed or visited the property.

It is a remarkable example of medieval and late Elizabethan craftsmanship, where many of the original features have been well preserved. There are several large Flemish tapestries on display.

A small gallery contains a collection from the Phoenix Ironworks which once existed in the town and covers the importance of the industry as part of Sussex life for several centuries. Other highlights include the authentically furnished kitchen and the garden which uses traditional plants and Tudor planting schemes and is well used for events and receptions.

Anne of Cleves House is one of several properties cared for by Sussex Past. There are regular events exploring how the Tudors and Elizabethans lived, worked and relaxed at home.

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