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Barn Close development in Pease Pottage
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Barn Close development in Pease Pottage

With the current (2016) planning applications being submitted for Pease Pottage it seems to be an opportune time to reflect on similar housing developments from the past.
The first major scheme in Pease Pottage took place in 1952 when a council-sponsored housing estate of 28 homes was proposed similar to the then recently-completed Truggers estate in Handcross.
The Large Version shows a simple map of the centre of Pease Pottage as it was before the development. Note the lack of housing on the Horsham Road, particularly on the south side.
Select Open Document to show the proposed development which had yet to be given a name. I note from the 1842 Tithe Map that the field on which to estate was to be built was known as “Barn Field” which gave rise to the name of Barn Close.
It was probably just as well that the estate was not built in the adjacent field on the Colgate side which was called “Rough Field”!

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Picture added on 05 February 2016 at 15:19
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