Patcham, Sussex

Historical Description

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.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England and Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient County Sussex
Ecclesiastical parish Patcham All Saints
Hundred Dean
Poor Law union Steyning

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Directories & Gazetteers

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