Our chimney sweep covers Balcombe
Our family-run Chimney Sweep business is insured to sweep open fires and multi-fuel stoves (gas, coal or oil) in Preston. We are a professional and friendly company and offer:
- Complete safety inspections
- All types of chimney swept & vacuumed
- Wood burners & stoves
- Full chimney service & restoration
- Woodstove restoration
- Bird nests removed
- Chimney pots, cowls and bird guards
- Free advice on chimney liners
- Hetas approved chimney sweep
- Federation of British Chimney Sweeps
Your Balcombe Chimney Sweep Mark Styles
Clean and sweep, your chimney sweep, will make sure that the job will be professionally done to your expectation.
Chimney sweep Insurance
Balcombe Chimney sweep Mark Styles is insured against any liability of chimney sweeping work and covers the Balcombe area.
History of Balcombe
The name Balcombe may mean “Mining Place Camp”. Bal is a Cornish word meaning a mining place as in Bal Maidens, and the same word may have existed in Ancient British Celtic. Although Coombe or Combe can mean a valley, it can also come from the Roman “camp”. So possibly from its name Balcombe could have once been a Romano-British mining settlement.
South of Balcombe on the London to Brighton railway line is the Ouse Valley Viaduct. Designed and engineered by John Urpeth Rastrick (1780–1856) in consultation with the talented architect David Mocatta, it was completed in 1842. It is 100 feet (30 m) high and 500 yards long. It has 37 arches and was built with 11 million imported Dutch bricks.
The village has a series of murals about World War I in its Victory Hall. Lady Gertrude Denman commissioned artist Neville Lytton to paint the thirty-four feet (10 m) long by ten feet (3 m) high frescoes. The murals were featured on a television programme about the war in 2005.
Balcombe was the birthplace of Colour Sergeant (later Lieutenant Colonel) Frank Bourne DCM, who fought at the battle of Rorke’s Drift in the Zulu War. He was the last British survivor of that battle when he died in Dorking in 1945. Famous residents included actor Paul Scofield.
The River Ouse was once navigable from the south coast to Balcombe, for the delivery of Dutch bricks to the viaduct.
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