Welcome to Barcombe

About Barcombe

New Eco Village Hall
Barcombe Mills
Barcombe Station (no longer functioning)
Barcombe bonfire 2010
Tin Tabernacle
St Mary's Church

Barcombe is an East Sussex village lying some 4–5 miles (6.4 km) north of Lewes. It is also the name of one of the civil parishes in the Lewes District of East Sussex. Within the parish are Barcombe itself (the older of the settlements); Barcombe Cross the larger of the two villages and now the main centre of the parish with the amenities and services, where the villagers of the original Barcombe evacuated during the Medieval plague; and the area around Barcombe Mills on the River Ouse. The parish also includes the settlements of Spithurst to the north east and Town Littleworth to the north west.
Curiously the village of Barcombe Cross is known as Barcombe in the local area and also to the Royal Mail and is signed as such. Only on maps is it shown in its full name.
Barcombe is probably best known to Sussex residents and tourists for its 'Mills', a reference to an old water-mill complex on the River Ouse at the base of the hill upon which Barcombe Cross is situated. The Mills were a favourite Sunday outing for townsfolk from Lewes and Brighton before World War II, when the mills were burnt down.
Barcombe was recorded in the Domesday Book as "Berchamp", a reference to fields of barley. Remains have been also found of a Roman villa and an earlier Iron Age roundhouse on the same site, just to the south of the village.
Barcombe parish church is dedicated to St Mary, and is in the older village.

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Welcome to Barcombe on this Community Network site

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See the community plan page to look at actions that have been taken following the community action plan survey in 2009. If you want to run a community survey you can. You can use the message board to comment about the community plan and this site and any community related aspect you wish. If you need volunteers for your club or project use the volunteering tab to ad a advert.

Some Links for Barcombe:

Link to Barcombe Parish Council Website - barcombe.net

Link to a Barcombe Facebook group - facebook

Link to Village hall site - barcombe.org

Barcombe News parish newsletter is published monthly email: barcombenews@yahoo.co.uk

Community planning - what has it done for us?

Affordable Housing scheme at Willows.
Allotments in Pump-house Field
Village speed limit and gateway change
Wild About Barcombe
New sports field facilities
Barcombe alternative energy plan and retrofits

Barcombe is respected as an active village that has seen many positive developments as a result of historic community-led plans and a motivated community.