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|River Ouse flood plain
|Looking down the 13th you can see the river Ouse and its flood plain. In the early 10th century Lewes was made a fortified settlement with town walls being built. However, no wall was built to the south as this is where the river lies. The river is tidal and for many centuries regularly flooded the flat area that can be seen around it. This made a natural defence for the town and even when not flooded the land was marshy and treacherous to those who did not know the area.|