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Several streets in Rye have prominent buildings at right angles to the street which
visually close the view at the end. Notable examples include the Old Grammar School
when looking down Lion Street and Rye Church, with its clock and quarter boys when
viewed from Lion Street. Similarly in West Street the view is of the West window
of the Church from one direction and of Lamb House from the other.
The rebuilding of the summer house, bombed during the war, where Henry James wrote
some of his most notable works, would be of great benefit to the town and restore
the focus of the view looking up West Street.
The Old Grammar School closes the view at the end of Lion Street
St Mary's Church closing the view from the Lion Street
Rye Conservation Society is a registered charity - Charity No. 283888
Images and text by John Griffiths, Rye Conservation Society