Blackham in East Sussex

Google map showing area surrounding Blackham
(Roughs and Prize Fighters)
Location: 51.135152,0.144041
General Details

Blackham Sussex - All Saints church

The village is located just off the main Tunbridge Wells to East Grinstead A264 road.

It is believed that the Groombridge Gang of smugglers are said to have used the Toll Farm pond to hide their contraband The church was built originally in 1884 from iron but was replaced by the current building in 1902, it lies within the parish of Withyham . The local vicar reported that the village in the past was full of roughs and idlers.

At one point in time there were nine prize fighters in the village.

Blackham East SussexThe views to the North west are quite wide reaching.
Blackham East Sussex - The villageThe village has little or no services except for the church, however the Sussex Oak public house lies on the main A264.

The nearest main services are in Edenbridge about 6 miles to the north.
Blackham is shown as the red symbol on the map.

Nearby Villages

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Ashurst (Miraculous Carving)0.63 miles
Bells Yew Green (The ruins of Bayham Abbey)7.07 miles
Chiddingstone (A perfect Tudor village)3.57 miles
Colemans Hatch (Church on the edge of the forest)4.77 miles
Eridge Green (The home of the Neville Family)4.28 miles
Fordcombe (Paper Mill and the Field Marshal)1.68 miles
Forest Row (The Kings hunting party)5.50 miles
Frant (King Johns hunting lodge)6.15 miles
Groombridge (Home of the Groombridge Gang)2.38 miles
Hartfield (A.A.Milne and Winnie-the-Pooh)2.69 miles
Hever (Anne Boleyn and the Castle)3.79 miles
Langton Green (Modern village and Old Quarry)3.07 miles
Rusthall (The Toad Rock)3.72 miles
Speldhurst (Nobleman captured at Agincourt)3.46 miles
Withyham (De La Warrs and Sackvilles)2.41 miles
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