The oldest part of Marlipins has been dated to the 12th century, although there are later additions from the 14th, 15th and 16th centuries, not to mention the rear annexe added in the 21st century.

The building’s distinctive frontage on to Shoreham High Street was added in late 13th/early 14th centuries, and the building remains a memorable feature of any visit to Shoreham.

For a more detailed study of the building’s history, please see the report following the Society’s own excavation at the site: Marlipins excavation 2003