Place:West Blatchington, Sussex, England

NameWest Blatchington
Alt namesBlatchington (near Brighton)source: alternate name
Coordinates50.846°N 0.18°W
Located inSussex, England
Also located inEast Sussex, England     (1865 - )
See alsoLewes Rape, Sussex, Englandrape in which it was located
Whalebone Hundred, Sussex, Englandhundred in which it was located
Steyning East Rural, Sussex, Englandrural district 1894-1928
Hove, Sussex, Englandparish into which it was absorbed in 1928
Brighton and Hove, East Sussex, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
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West Blatchington has been an area in Hove since 1928 and thus is now part of the unitary authority known as the City of Brighton and Hove.

The area grew rapidly in the inter-war period, but in contrast to nearby Hangleton it had more infrastructure, with St Peter's Church, a working farm, a windmill and an industrial area grouped around the Goldstone Pumping Station and its workers' cottages.

"West Blatchington, 2 miles west from Brighton, is a parish, belonging to the Earl of Abergavenny: it is in the Eastern division of the county, union of Steyning, rape of Lewes, and hundred of Whalebone, and contains 876 acres, which are farmed by G. and William Hodson, who pay tithes to the vicar of Brighton. The church is in ruins. The population in 1861 was 50."

(Source: Kelly's Post Office Directory of Essex, Herts, Middlesex, Kent, Surrey and Sussex, 1867 as found in GENUKI)

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