Patcham, a village and a parish in Sussex. The village stands on the verge of the South Downs, near a long tunnel of the London and Brighton railway, 3 miles N of Brighton, and 1 ¼ mile from Preston Park station on the L.B. & S.C.R. It has a post office under Brighton; money order and telegraph office, Preston. The parish contains also the hamlets of Moulsecombe, Withdean, and Roedale. Acreage, 4625; population, 1064. The manor belongs to the Marquis of Abergavenny. Patcham Place is the chief residence. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Chichester; net value, £200 with residence. The church stands conspicuously on a rising-ground, and is Early English and later, with an embattled tower.
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