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    Blackham
(Roughs and Prize Fighters)


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Blackham Sussex - All Saints church
The village is located just off the main Tunbridge Wells to East Grinstead A264 road.

It is believed that the Groombridge Gang of smugglers are said to have used the Toll Farm pond to hide their contraband

The church was built originally in 1884 from iron but was replaced by the current building in 1902, it lies within the parish of Withyham . The local vicar reported that the village in the past was full of roughs and idlers.

At one point in time there were nine prize fighters in the village.


Services

Blackham East Sussex 
The village has little or no services except for the church, however the Sussex Oak public house lies on the main A264.

The nearest main services are in Edenbridge about 6 miles to the north.


Views

Blackham East Sussex - The village
The views to the North west are quite wide reaching.

 
       
 
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