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The new bridge at Handcross
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The new bridge at Handcross

The new bridge at Handcross has been completed but some tidying up is still needed on the new A23 road.
Of course, a short distance behind the photographer, heavy traffic would have been coming through the village and down the Brighton Road. Indeed, it had been doing so since 1813 when a new road was cut from Handcross in a direct line through Bolney to join the old Staplefield to Cuckfield route at Pyecombe.
Click on Large Version to view a map of 1912 showing the Slaugham Park drive emerging on to the Horsham Road next to the Mission Hall; later to be consecrated and renamed All Saints Church. The map has been included to show the two cottages that stood just north of where the bridge is now located. Just to the south of the bridge stood Slaugham Park Lodge and further information is available with picture #690.
All three cottages were pulled down at some time in the inter-war years; presumably victims of the Handcross bypass.
Someone has drawn pencil lines and numbers indicating public footpaths.

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Picture added on 12 November 2014 at 15:08
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