This is my first shoot at the historic Southover Grange Manor in Lewes. I will be documenting this impressive Tudor house as it undergoes an extensive restoration process that will re-establish it as the County Council registry office and create a range of ceremonial and community spaces.
There are so many interesting parts to this rambling building that I got lost trying to document them. Much of it is very old, with rooms and stairways and floors that have been added to and changed over the years. As I was leaving, I was told that the windows of the foyer were hand-painted 16th Century glass. These simple yellow and amber geometric leaf patterns look so fresh and almost modern to me that I was amazed to think that they were nearly 450 years old.
More information about the plans for Southover Grange can be found here. More information about this shoot can be found on my blog here.