The first chapel on this site was built in 1835 in the grounds of a house belonging to James Berry, a builder and one of the Trustees of Lewes Tabernacle. The site was sold in 1865 together with the adjoining house to William Pockney. During his tenure the chapel was separated from the house and ownership transferred to the Lewes Tabernacle Trustees.
The present brick built structure dates from 1914 and replaces a rather more elaborate chapel which, from contemporary photographs, would appear to have been partly built of timber.
The chapel was described in 1851 as the Reheboth Chapel, a name also used later by the Strict Baptist Congregation on North Road.
The chapel closed in 1995 and is now a private residence.
My thanks to John Kay of the Ringmer History Study Group for the historical information on this page.
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