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Merstham House, Sir tare, surrounded by an extensive park.
only by the South
W.G. H. Jolliffe, Bart. The adjacent village of
Eastern trains. Gatton, long notorious
tham Hà as a miten borough, was
G. H. Jolliffeshtit
34 Balcombe House. 21
m. distant, Wakehurst PL., J. J. W. Peyton, Esq.
Cuckfield, 2 miles, is a' 13 Hayward's Heath St.' 38 small but pleasant mar. ket-town, with a tine and spacious church. Pop. of par. 1851, 3196.
Branch to Lowes and Hastings, (p. 25).
Stanmer Park, 2 mile
From London Br. to Leave line to Brighton. 36 Hayward's Heath (p. 38
Wivelsfield. Ditchling. - Ditchling 24).
Chailey, 24 m. Beacon, one of the highest 30 Cook's Bridge St. points of the S. Downs, is 358 feet above the sea.
The range of the South
Down Hills lies to the Plumpton.
right hand. Combe Place, Rev. Sir
Wellingham, 24 m. G. Shiffner, Bart.-Hamsey Place. 2541 LEWES.
Cliff: the highest point
of Cliff Hill, round which Join line from Brigh- (the railway winds, i ton (see p. 85).
called Mount Caburn; it Branch to Newhaven, m. Sewhaven is situated at the
cr, river Ouse.
commands an extensive
view. mouth of the Ouse, and forms The line here runs bethe port of Lewes. Its barbour tween the S. Down ranges.
and Sthe point of embarkation 223 Glynde St.514 Glynde Place, Lord Dacre. for Dieppe, the steamers which ply daily, making the passage
Line of S. Down Hills
to the right. Rerwick Court
18 Berwick St. 56
Brighton is situated nearly in the centre of the bay stretching from Selsey Bill, iņ the west, to Beachy Head, the eastern extremity of the South Downs. It is protected on the north and north-east by this verdant chain of chalk hills, and on the west lies a level district of arable land. The sea has made considerable encroachments on this part of the coast. In the reign of Elizabeth the town of Brighton was situated on that tract whore the chain-pier now extends into the sea, but the whole of the tenements under the cliff were destroyed by tremendous storms in 1703 and 1705, and no traces of this ancient town are now perceptible. The foundation of the prosperity of Brighton was laid by Dr Richard Russell, an eminent physician, whose work on the efficacy of sea water, combin1 with his successful practice, brought numerous visitors to the coast. But it