An evening walk will be led by Debby Matthews looking at the town in the early 19th century based on Mantell’s diaries and writings on Friday 16 August 2019 at 7pm.
Gideon Mantell was not just a local doctor and a famous geologist and palaeontologist, credited with the discovery of the existence of dinosaurs, he was also an antiquarian and interested in the history of Lewes. Join Debby Matthews on an evening walk, starting at his birthplace in Station Street* and ending at his house on the High Street, taking in the Priory and streets of Lewes viewed as they were in Mantell’s time; the early 19th century.
This is the fourth in the summer series of Lewes Archaeological Group’s 50th Anniversary walks
*If you are interested in Mantell’s life you can also visit the house separately as part of Heritage Open Days in September