Welcome to West Blatchington
West Blatchington is often seen as subsumed in the shadow of its larger neighbour Hangleton. But while it does have a similar landscape (a Downland dip-slope parish lying north of Hove) West Blatchington has some more substantial and immediately noticeable buildings as its core. It is hard to miss a windmill! – especially when driving along the main traffic routes, Hangleton Road and Nevill Road.
The area is one of quiet suburban respectability. It grew rapidly in the inter-war period, but unlike Hangleton it had more infrastructure, with St Peters church, a working farm, a windmill and the proto-industrial area grouped around the Goldstone pumping station and its workers’ cottages.