St John Sub Castro, (Lewes, St John sub Castro)




A Church Near You (Church of England site for this church).


Pelham Terrace/Brook Street, Lewes, East Sussex.

Grid reference: 541400, 110500, View on: Google Maps, Open Street Map, Streetmap, National Library of Scotland Map, Magic Maps


Church of England Clergy Database.


Earliest Register: 1602.


There are no baptisms in the OPC database.

A work in progress is a transcription of the baptisms register, 1601 - 1999, some 11,404 entries.

No baptism IGI batches known.


There are no burials in the OPC database.

The OPC has transcribed the burials registers 1602 - 1993, and has cross referenced 1800-1993 with the 1851 census, arranged alphabetically.

No burial IGI batches known.


There are no marriages in the OPC database.

No marriage IGI batches known.

Monumental inscriptions:

There are no monumental inscriptions in the OPC database.

The OPC has produced a database containing names and colour photographs of all the monuments inside the church and in the church yard (800, 11 illegible), and has an index of them on his website. Full transcriptions of the inscriptions are planned at a later date.


POWPics (The New Roughwood Church Album) contains 3 photographs of this church. This album will also display any postcards or other images of the church which are in the Sussex OPC database.

There are 10 images of this church in the OPC database.

Building information:

Built: 1839.

Architect: George Cheeseman.

Style: Early English, knapped flint with red brick dressings. West tower, shallow chancel.

Current use: Worship.

Harrison's description (1911):

ST. JOHN'S SUB CASTRO (built in 1838) has a plain Saxon round arch of the former church, supposed to date from the time of Edward the Confessor, incorporated into the outer N.E. wall. There is an old font (Perp.) and a relic known as the Magnus tomb, with inscription.


There are no documents about this church in the OPC database. If you have one, please contribute a transcription!


There are no books about this church in the Sussex OPC Bibliography.

There is 1 article about this church in the OPC Sussex Archeaological Collections Index.


Contains Royal Arms. The existing church replaced a much older building, the chancel arch survives.

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