Monday, 28 July 2014

Dial House (Waterstones) Lewes

Plans for a new Lewes painting. Dial house sits on the pedestrian precint, a fairly rare survivor amongst the rather boring buildings that replaced the railway line and bridge that used to cross the road down there.
It is a beautiful building in a creamy stone that would look at home in Bath.
For 100 years it has been the home of Mayo Wynne Baxter Solicitors office. Wynne Baxter was Lewes Mayor many years ago, and also lead inquest into cases such as Jack the Ripper and the Elephant Man.
Prior to the Solicitors, it was home to the Quaker girls school. The girls would be seen walking two by two from the school to the Friends meeting house in Friars Walk.
Lots of things to think about when I was drawing this out! Also cant forget the usual busker and bhaji van from down that end of town!


  1. I love this building! I have yet to pop into Waterstones to see what they've done with it. I may do just that tomorrow :) xxx

    1. It is beautiful isn't it! Waterstones is very tempting, especially with coffee and cake : S
      You may be in there longer than you planned...
      Can you spot Incredible Dancing Man?