Patcham


Patcham and its neighbouring areas have always been popular places for people to set up home. Properties are mainly 2/3 bedroom semi-detached bungalows, houses with gardens, along with a number of larger detached homes. The area has good schools, making it ideal for young families, with plenty of local shops, reliable bus services and easy access to the city centre.

History

Patcham was originally a separate village based around the partly 12th- and 13th-Century All Saints church. According to the Doomsday Book compiled in 1086, Patcham, which had a population of more than 1,000 people, was seen as one of the largest settlements in Sussex.

Area

The parish of Patcham extended to 32 square miles (83 km) and encompassed large parts of what are now adjacent suburbs, such as Withdean, Westdene, Hollingbury and Tongdean. It extended eastwards into modern-day Moulsecoomb, westwards beyond Dyke Road into Hove, and northwards across the sparsely-populated South Downs towards the parishes of Pyecombe and Ditchling. The centre of the original village, based around the church (on Church Hill) and the Old London Road – now bypassed by the modern A23 – is a conservation area, and several buildings are listed.

Getting There:

Patcham is just off the A23 and the A27 making it a perfect base for commuters. It boasts a reliable bus service and easy access to the city centre.

 

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