Place:Balcombe, Sussex, England

Coordinates51.067°N 0.133°W
Located inSussex, England
Also located inWest Sussex, England    
See alsoLewes Rape, Sussex, Englandrape in which it was located
Buttinghill Hundred, Sussex, Englandhundred in which it was located
Street Hundred, Sussex, Englandhundred in which it was also located
Cuckfield Rural, Sussex, Englandrural district 1894-1974
Mid Sussex District, West Sussex, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
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Balcombe is a village and civil parish in the Mid Sussex District of West Sussex, England. It lies 31 miles (50 km) south of London, 16 miles (26 km) north of Brighton, and 32 miles (51 km) east northeast of the county town of Chichester. Nearby towns include Crawley to the northwest and Haywards Heath to the south southeast.

The parish has an area of 21.05 km2 (8.13 sq mi). In the 2001 UK census the population was 1,765, increasing to 1,917 by the 2011 UK census.

South of Balcombe on the London to Brighton railway line is the Ouse Valley Viaduct. Designed and engineered by John Urpeth Rastrick (1780–1856) in consultation with the talented architect David Mocatta, it was completed in 1842. It is 100 feet (30 m) high and 500 yards long. It has 37 arches and was built with 11 million imported Dutch bricks. The River Ouse was once navigable from the south coast to Balcombe, for the delivery of Dutch bricks to the viaduct.

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