The site of the Hospital of St Nicholas lies outside the western boundary of the mediaeval town now fronting Spital Road. It is said to have been founded about 1085 by William de Warenne as a hospital for 13 elderly or infirm brothers and sisters and for pilgrims and the sick. It was maintained by Lewes Priory and survived the dissolution. The last remnants were demolished in the 1930s and a school built on the site.
The medieval hospital of St Nicholas, Lewes, East Sussex - Excavations 1994
Sussex Archaeological Collections 148 (2010), 79–109
The History and Antiquities of Lewes and Its Vicinity, Volume 1
by Thomas Walker Horsfield, Gideon Algernon Mantell p 269