Historic Town Characterisation

View Extensive Urban Surveys and maps of smaller historic towns in Sussex.

The pan-Sussex Extensive Urban Survey (EUS) is part of a national survey programme to assess the smaller historic towns of England on a county-by-county basis. This project is jointly funded by English Heritage and the County Council.

The aim of the project is to:

  • provide archaeological and historic environment research and management
  • inform our plans and local policy
  • underpin urban historic land and buildings management and interpretation
  • encourage the integration of urban historic characterisation into the wider process of protecting and enhancing urban character.

EUS reports and maps for Sussex towns are below.



Brighton and Hove





Horsham district

Lewes district

Mid Sussex district

Rother district

Wealden district


Last updated:
5 November 2020
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