MILE OAK

REVISITED

OLD VILLAGE, PORTSLADE

Bridge over the High Street.


The original timber bridge, for which the metal bridge shown was a replacement, was destroyed in 1885 as a result of a steam tractor accident. You will note that a smoke deflector is fitted beneath the bridge to cater for the steam locomotives of the day.

The bridge linked two parts of the Portslade House Estate, the house was a Georgian mansion, whose grounds stretched down to the Old Shoreham Road.

Many of you will remember this bridge as it was not demolished until 1946 in order to cater for double decker buses.

The flint cottages shown at the bottom of the hill were not demolished until sometime in the 1960’s

The flint cottages by the blind corner in  High Street and St. Nicolas Church in the background

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