County Hall

Opening times

Day Hours
Monday 8am to 5pm
Tuesday 8am to 5pm
Wednesday 8am to 5pm
Thursday 8am to 5pm
Friday 8am to 4:30pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

By train

There are regular train services to Lewes from:

  • London Victoria
  • Portsmouth, Chichester and Brighton
  • Ashford, Hastings and Eastbourne
  • Seaford and Newhaven.

For train times see the National Rail Enquiries website.

County Hall is approximately 1km from Lewes station. Exit the station and turn right, walking up Station Street. Turn left at the top of the hill onto the High Street. County Hall is about 10 minutes walk, at the top of the hill. The main entrance to our office is behind the Parish Church of St Anne, access is via the lane next to the church.

There is a taxi rank adjacent to the station.

By bus

The following buses stop near County Hall:

  • 28 or 29 – Brighton, Ringmer, Uckfield, Tunbridge Wells
  • 128 – Nevill Estate
  • 121 – South Chailey, Chailey, Newick, Fletching
  • 123 – Newhaven, Peacehaven
  • 125 – Barcombe, Cooksbridge, Glynde, Alfriston
  • 166 – Haywards Heath
  • 824 – Plumpton, Ditchling, Hassocks, Burgess Hill

Travelling from the east get off at Pelham Arms pub and take the path through St Anne’s churchyard to County Hall. From the west get off at the Black Horse pub and cross the road to County Hall.

For bus times see the Traveline website or call 0871 200 22 33.


There is ample secure cycle parking at the entrance to County Hall.

By road

From the Cuilfail roundabout at Lewes, take the A2029 exit. At the traffic lights (outside Boots) turn right up School Hill (the A277). Pass St Anne’s Church at the top of Western Road. At the traffic lights turn left onto the County Hall campus.

From the prison crossroads, take the A277 into Lewes town centre and turn right at the traffic lights into County Hall.

Visitor parking

There are short-stay (3 hour) bays in the West car park. You can also park in other west car park bays (with the exception of the car share spaces which are reserved for staff use between 7am and 9.30am, Monday to Friday).

The East car park is reserved for staff permit holders only, Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm.

Car parks at County Hall operate on a pay and display basis and are managed by NSL (formerly NCP Services). Please buy sufficient time at the machine when you arrive and there is currently no mobile payment service. There is also pay and display on-street parking available close to County Hall, which is charged at a similar rate.

Car parks are available for public use at the weekend. Parking costs £1 for all day on Saturday and is free on Sunday.

Disabled parking and access

Disabled drivers may park in any available space if they are displaying a blue badge. There are disabled spaces available directly in front of the entrance to County Hall. There are also disabled bays in the east car park.

There is ramp access to main reception and there are lifts to all floors. Disabled toilets are available on the ground floor.


East Sussex County Council, County Hall,
St Anne's Crescent
East Sussex

Contact us

Main number
0345 608 0190

01273 481 261

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