Extensive Urban Surveys

Archaeological, historical, and historic urban character assessments for Ditchling, Lewes, Newhaven, Peacehaven and Seaford.

They are part of the Sussex Extensive Urban Survey and examine 41 towns across the ancient county. The Sussex EUS forms part of a national programme of such surveys initiated by English Heritage in 1992.

The aim of the Sussex EUS is to deliver a unique and flexible tool to aid the understanding, exploration and management of the historic qualities of 41 of the most significant towns in Sussex with a view to:

  • archaeological and historic environment research and management
  • informing strategic and local policy
  • underpinning urban historic land and buildings management and interpretation
  • encouraging the integration of urban historic characterization into the wider process of protecting and enhancing urban character

Ditchling Historic Character Assessment Report

Lewes Historic Character Assessment Report

Newhaven Historic Character Assessment Report

Peacehaven Historic Character Assessment Report

Seaford Historic Character Assessment Report