Baptist Chapel, Rocks Lane, (Balcombe)

Denomination:

Baptist.

Internet:

Address:

Rocks Lane, Balcombe, West Sussex.

Grid reference: 530673, 130310, View on: Google Maps, Open Street Map, Streetmap, National Library of Scotland Map or Oldmaps.

Incumbents:

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Baptisms:

There are no baptisms in the OPC database.

No baptism IGI batches known.

Burials:

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Marriages:

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Monumental inscriptions:

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Images:

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Building information:

Built: bef. 1858.

Closed: 1914/1924.

Style: Single storey weatherboard.

Current use: Demolished.

(Vacant)

Documents:

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Publications:

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There are no articles about this church in the OPC Sussex Archeaological Collections Index.

Notes:

Evidence in the form of a 1908 postcard showing a weatherboarded shed near a railway bridge. The building was once a shop, but in 1858 became a Strict Baptist chapel. The baptists (from Cuckfield) had held services in 1845/6 in a private house, and despite opposition from residents a church was founded in 1851. The first building was soon turned into a row of cottages, but a preacher from Brighton acquired the Rocks lane building in 1858. The congregation failed in either 1914 or 1924, although the building survived a little longer.

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