Lewes District

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Lewes District
Location in East Sussex
status District
region South East England
Administration County East Sussex
Administrative headquarters Lewes
surface 292.07 km²
Residents 97,502 (2011)
ONS code 21UF
Website www.lewes.gov.uk

Lewes is a district in East Sussex , England . It is named after the administrative seat of Lewes .

The district was formed on April 1, 1974 and was created from the merger of Borough Lewes, the urban districts of Newhaven and Seaford and the Rural District Chailey.


The district is divided into 29 parishes ( Civil Parish ):

Of these parishes, 22 have their own, Glynde and Beddingham a joint parish council (Parish Council). Iford, Southease, St Ann, St John, Streat and Tarring Neville do not have such a body; instead, residents' assemblies are held. Lewes, Newhaven, Peacehaven, Seaford and Telscombe are small towns ( Town ), accordingly the council there is called Town Council .


The Fire Brigade East Sussex is a Lewes-based fire service organization providing fire protection and general aid to their district. It was formed in 1974 from the former brigades Brighton, Hastings, Eastbourne and East Sussex. In addition to its headquarters in Lewes, the Fire Brigade has two divisional headquarters in Brighton and Eastbourne, six shift stations, six day-manned stations and twelve retained stations. The staff of the Grafschaft-Fire Brigade consists of full-time and part-time firefighters, full-time employees in the control and radio center as well as administration in Lewes and other non-uniformed personnel.

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Town and parish councils on the joint Lewis and Eastbourne district website, accessed March 27, 2018
  2. ^ Franz-Josef Sehr : East Sussex Fire Brigade . In: Florian Hessen 4/1989 . Munkelt Verlag, Wiesbaden 1989, p. 31-32 . ISSN 0936-5370 .  

Coordinates: 50 ° 52 '  N , 0 ° 1'  E