Byzantium jewellery shop - before renovation!

View of Rye high street from the apartment above the shopByzantium Jewellery & Gifts

14 High Street


East Sussex

TN31 7JF

Phone/fax  01797 222289

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Byzantium Jewellery can be seen at our new shop - which is actually 400 years old!

Renovation work has now been completed on the building, and in the course of laying a new floor, a few old artefacts have been found. Several (broken, unfortunately) clay pipes, known as churchwarden pipes, have been found, which are difficult to date as they were made from about 1600 to about 1900, differing only slightly in shape. They were unused, so the information that the shop was once a tobacconists is probably true.
We also found quite a few bones, probably not human! We will ask some archaeologists to check for us.

The shop was opened 17 December 2005

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Weather in Rye - Courtesy of the BBC


More information about the building    more pictures of work in progress