|The Meridian (Pub) / Meridian Row, Western Road (A277)|
|Distance (S) from Greenwich|
|OS map details||OS Explorer: 122|
|OS grid ref||TQ 40686.10094|
|WGS84 lat/long||50.873231, -0.001848|
|Type||Business name | Building name|
Demolished in November 2010 to make way for a terrace of five new townhouses, the public house that occupied this site was renamed The Meridian in the year 2000. It had previously been known as The Pewter Pot and before that The Rifleman, (recalling the old Lewes Company of Rifle Volunteers). It is said to have been used as a canteen for the workmen who built the nearby prison in 1850–54, at which time it was known as The Hole in the Wall. The townhouses have been given the name of Meridian Row by the developer.
Lewes is a historic town where, in the past, the use of vitrified bricks was common. An attempt to simulate their appearance was made in the Meridian Row development by making use of Ibstock Funnel Black bricks. This was subsequently deemed unsuccessful, partly because the bricks were too red (which was attributed to the bricks being burnt rather than vitrified) and partly because monk bond (which is not characteristic of the area) was used.