This Lewes Archaeological Group talk should be an excellent one. Lisa Jayne Fisher (Archaeology Services Lewes) will talk about the medieval archaeological remains she excavated last year of the “Manor or purported Manor” of Hyde. Margaret Thorburn – author of ‘An Account of the Manor of Hyde: Kingston near Lewes, Sussex‘ (2001) – will talk about the intriguing history of this Manor – one of the three(!) which dominated the Parish.
In Medieval times it was located on the north side of The Street before it moved across the road in the 18th Century to its present location. By the end of the 18th Century it had become the largest landowner in Kingston, and was responsible for organising the Enclosure of Kingston (and Iford) in 1831. This resulted in the building of the Newmarket Farm whose history I am researching. Though I am currently researching its WW2 history I very much intend to return to researching its earlier origins.
Both speakers have been very supportive of this project. Margaret Thorburn, shortly after the start of our research, generously introduced my mother and I to a number of local Kingston people and publications and gave us a fascinating tour of The Street. Lisa Fisher very kindly helped me last year with the post-excavation processing of our Newmarket Farm dig finds.
A Lewes Archaeological Group Event Lisa Jayne Fisher and Margaret Thorburn: Hyde Manor, Kingston. Lisa who is the Proprietor of Archaeology Services Lewes will talk about the excavations that were carried out at 3 Hollowdown Cottages, Kingston, which was the site of Hyde Manor. Margaret Thorburn a long time former resident of Kingston and historian […]