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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

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34 Balcombe House. 21

Balcombe St.
About 14 mile from the star
tion is tbe Ouse Viaduct, one
of the most stupendous works
of the kind in the kingdom.
It consists of thirty-seven
arches, of 30 feet span each
The hei ht from the water to
the surface of the road is 100
fert; height of the abutments,
10 feet; the length of the wisolo
upwards of a quarter of'a inile.

m. distant, Wakehurst PL., J. J. W. Peyton, Esq.

Ardingley.

Slaugham Place.

Lindfield.

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).

Wivelsfield

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Keymer; Ditchling:
To Lewes, by road, 91

Clayton.
Pangdean.
Patcham.

Stanmer Park, 2 mile
Earl of Chichester.

Preston.

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

Chiltington. Westmeston,

Down Hills lies to the Plumpton.

right hand. Combe Place, Rev. Sir

Wellingham, 24 m. G. Shiffner, Bart.-Hamsey Place. 2541 LEWES.

483

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

Glyndbourne.
or hours. Pop. 935.
Beddingham.
Firle Place, Visct. Gage.
Pirle 820 feet high.

Line of S. Down Hills
Selmeston,

to the right. Rerwick Court

18 Berwick St. 56

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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

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