Jireh Chapel

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The only Grade I Listed Building in Lewes and the surrounding area.

This was a stronghold of the Calvinistic Independents  The building is constructed of red mathematical tiles hung on a wooden frame, with chequered brickwork in places hung slates and under a long slated roof.  

Restored to its original form in the last part of the 1990s, it qualifies for a large grant from English Heritage, but even so was a severe financial strain on the eight elders of the church remaining at that time. 

The famous evangelist and coal heaver, William Huntingdon S.S. (Sinner Saved) is buried in the yard.

 

The chapel has galleries on three side, the organ having been removed from the central eastern gallery.  There are high-sided pews, box-pews, and a central pulpit behind the table at the west end.  Chapel hat-pegs along walls at back of galleries.

 

 

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Opposite a car park and Harvey's Brewery, the Chapel stands not too far away from the church of St Thomas--Becket in Cliffe, at the eastern end of the town and beneath the edge of the Downs (hence the name Cliffe).

 

 

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