William Newton and John Evelyn grey plaque in Lewes

Southover Grange
1572
Built by
William Newton
with stones from
Lewes Priory
The
boyhood home of
Diarist John Evelyn
(1620-1706)
when a pupil at the
Grammar School

John Evelyn, FRS (31 October 1620 – 27 February 1706) was an English writer, gardener and diarist.Evelyn's diaries, or memoirs, are largely contemporaneous with those of the other noted diarist of the time, Samuel Pepys, and cast considerable light on the art, culture and politics of the time (the deaths of Charles I and Oliver Cromwell, the last Great Plague of London, and the Great Fire of London in 1666). Over the years, Evelyn's Diary has been over-shadowed by Pepys's chronicles of 17th-century life.

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