Patcham, (East Sussex)

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Patcham windmill was the last one to be built in Sussex. Construction of the tower started in February 1884 by a local builder named Hubbard. The well known Shoreham millwright firm J. W. Holloway & Son was employed to install the machinery and work was completed by February 1885. Sometime later, the tower developed cracks and required strengthening with a large iron hoop. This hoop remains as an external feature. The Harris family owned the mill throughout her working life, which ended in 1924.

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All Saints Church, Patcham has been rather spoilt from the outside by render, however inside is a treasure in the form of a Doom painting twenty two feet long above the Norman chancel arch. It is said to be the oldest Doom painting in the country.

Other Patcham parishes:


Places of worship:

Church details, together with baptism, marriage, monumental inscription & burial records can be accessed by clicking on the church name.

All Saints

Ascension Church, Westdene

Christ the King

Hollingbury Methodist Church

Methodist Church

St Thomas More

Census returns:

The OPC Database has no census returns for people residing in this parish yet.

People born in this parish but residing elsewhere:

9 individuals in the OPC Database for the 1851 census.

7 individuals in the OPC Database for the 1861 census.

3 individuals in the OPC Database for the 1871 census.

4 individuals in the OPC Database for the 1891 census.

1 individual in the OPC Database for the 1901 census.


Grid reference: 530500, 108500 ~ View on: Google Maps, Open Street Map, Streetmap, National Library of Scotland Map or Oldmaps.

Poll Registers:

The OPC database contains 39 poll register entries for people entitled to vote in this parish.

1641 Protestation Returns:

There are no protestation returns for this parish in the OPC database.


The OPC database contains 34 entries for people associated with this parish mentioned in Gazettes.


There are 60 images depicting this parish in the OPC database.

POWPics (The new Roughwood churches album) contains 4 photographs of churches in this parish. This album will also display any postcards or other images of churches which are in the Sussex OPC database.

Postal directories:

The OPC database contains 2 postal directory entries for this parish, (breakdown below).

2 entries from the 1791 Universal British Directory.

The OPC database contains the following directory sections which cover this parish.

1791 Universal British Directory for Brighthelmstone.

1851 Post Office Directory for Patcham


There are no books about this parish in the Sussex OPC Bibliography.

There are 8 articles about this parish in the OPC Sussex Archeaological Collections Index.

There are 3 people from this parish in the OPC Sussex Archeaological Society Members Index.


The OPC database contains 3 wills of people who lived in this parish.

The OPC database contains no wills that mention this parish.

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