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Barcombe, Sussex

Historical Description

Barcombe, a parish in Sussex, situated on the river Ouse, 4 miles N of Lewes, with two stations, one on the East Grinstead branch of the L.B. & S.C.R., close to the village, called Barcombe station; the other, called Barcombe Mills, on the Uckfield branch, and about a mile from the village. Acreage, 5032; population, 1068. There is a post and money order office in the village, and a telegraph office at the railway station. Conyboro' and Barcombe Place and Sutton Hall are chief residences. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Chichester; net value, £484 with residence. Patron, the Lord Chancellor. There are two churches— St Mary's, the old parish church, which was restored and enlarged in 1879, on what has probably been the site of the parish church for 1000 years; and St Bartholomew's, a chapel of ease, built in 1878. There is a reading room with a good library.

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


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

Ancient CountySussex 
Ecclesiastical parishBarcombe St. Mary 
Poor Law unionChailey 

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CountyEast Sussex
RegionSouth East
Postal districtBN8
Post TownLewes