TQ3706 : Ruined Barns, Balsdean

taken 6 years ago, near to Woodingdean, Brighton And Hove, Great Britain

Ruined Barns, Balsdean
Ruined Barns, Balsdean
These farm buildings were erected after the Second World War to replace Balsdean Farm that had been evacuated at the start of the war then used for target practice during the rest. That farm had been a remnant of the medieval hamlet of Balsdean that had been reduced to the former manor house which the farm operated out of and a couple of farm labourers cottages by the 1930s. The only link was via a rough track with Rottingdean a couple of miles away. The farm was located in the valley to the left of the current buildings. Out of shot to the right was TQ3706 : Site of Norton Farm though that had been vacant for a number of years before the war. The old course of the track north to Balsdean Bottom can be seen as a sunken lane the current course of the bridleway is a little to the north.
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TQ3706, 15 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Saturday, 15 September, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 23 September, 2012
Category
Barns   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3783 0614 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:50.3030N 0:2.6340W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3795 0623
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Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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