The Mount and Dripping Pan

The Mount

To the east of the east boundary of Priory Park is a mound some 15 metres high and an excavation now used as its home pitch by Lewes Football Club. 
Colin Brent in his history Pre-Georgian Lewes (Colin Brent Books 2004 ISBN 0 9522423 1 1) surmises that they may have been created by Sir Thomas Sackville, then owner of Lord's Place the former Prior's Lodging. Mounts were a feature of formal Elizabethan gardens and the Dripping Pan was "a likely setting for bull baiting & bowling". 

See separate article on Lord's Place.

The Mount is designated Scheduled Ancient Monument No ES 55 for which there is an official description and a definitive site map.

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In 2015 the University of Reading carried out borehole investigations of the Mount. Details can be seen on their Round Mounds Project website.