Baptist Chapel, Rocks Lane, (Balcombe)





Rocks Lane, Balcombe, West Sussex.

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


Currently there is no incumbent information available.



There are no baptisms in the OPC database.

No baptism IGI batches known.


There are no burials in the OPC database.

No burial IGI batches known.


There are no marriages in the OPC database.

No marriage IGI batches known.

Monumental inscriptions:

There are no monumental inscriptions in the OPC database.


There is 1 image of this church in the OPC database.

Building information:

Built: bef. 1858.

Closed: 1914/1924.

Style: Single storey weatherboard.

Current use: Demolished.



There are no documents about this church in the OPC database. If you have one, please contribute a transcription!


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

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


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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