TQ4001 : Balcombe Road, Peacehaven

taken 12 years ago, near to Peacehaven, East Sussex, Great Britain

Balcombe Road, Peacehaven
Balcombe Road, Peacehaven
Looking west from the junction with Hoddern Avenue near the school. Peacehaven was one of the reasons tough planning laws were introduced in 1947. Prior to 1919 this view would have been pasture farming on downland, then a mixture of World War One, cheap competition from abroad (particularly sheep farming) and rising death duties put many farmers out of business. The usual salvation was to sell to property developers, one being G.W.Neville who bought all the land now called Peacehaven and began selling plots particularly to returning soldiers. Neville made his money from building towns in America and this shows in the grid layout of Peacehaven. Originally called New Anzac on Sea the name was thought to be in bad taste and was renamed Peacehaven after a national competition.
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Sunday, 25 December, 2005   (more nearby)
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Sunday, 25 December, 2005
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Urban landscape   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 406 017 [100m precision]
WGS84: 50:47.8689N 0:0.3772W
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 407 017
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