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where is the key?

 
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On 21 Aug 2014 at 11:51am Searcher wrote:
Hi all, I have often heard it said that there is a key (or an impression of a key) in a wall somewhere in Lewes. I believe it was either near the current prison or the navel prison. Does this still exist? If so, how do I find it? Thanks
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On 21 Aug 2014 at 12:57pm In the Real World wrote:
Easy to find.
Try the locksmith up by the station he's got loads of copies he cut himself.
Navel prison shut down years ago - all went belly up
 
 
On 21 Aug 2014 at 1:31pm searchsearch wrote:
Have a look at the comments on the british listed buildings website:
"As a young boy, I can remember being shown by my Aunt, who lived in Lewes, a Brick in the outer wall of this Prison that had an indentation of a large Key in it.
The fun for me was to look and find this special Brick.
I have often thought later on, if this Brick was saved when the Wall was later pulled down and if that key print was from a key used at the Prison.
Does any one know of this, would be most interested to hear from you. Please get in touch. Richard G Cosstick"

Check it out here »
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On 21 Aug 2014 at 1:52pm bastian wrote:
It is in the wall behind the ambulance station in Lancaster st where the only part of the prison wall is left just before the first house on the left (as you enter from North st).
Under the ivy
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On 21 Aug 2014 at 3:24pm Guildenstern wrote:
Was the prison solely for navels? How did the keep the other body parts out? Or did you mean Naval?
 
 
On 22 Aug 2014 at 10:03am Searcher wrote:
Sorry, yes meant Naval. Thanks @bastian. I had a look at the remaining wall opposite the theatre but could find no trace of it. Hmmm the search continues.
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On 22 Aug 2014 at 1:46pm Horseman7 wrote:
My friend and I have been looking for the same thing on our Wednesday walks. We spoke to a local this week, who said it was no longer there. @searcher's post has encouraged me to keep looking. Let's see who finds it first!
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On 24 Aug 2014 at 8:00am Fracker wrote:
The key to everything is in the Latihan


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