Compton

Telegraph Hill, Compton
Telegraph Hill, Compton
Richard A Clarke ©

A few yards from here still stands one of the buildings used in the London to Portsmouth semaphore line. The exposed location and poor living conditions claimed the lives of two of the operators; now reckoned to haunt the place.

In the distance, on the hill on the right, you can see Uppark, a National Trust property. It is a fine late 17th-century house set high on the South Downs with magnificent sweeping views to the sea. An extensive, award-winning exhibition tells the dramatic story of the 1989 fire and restoration of the house and its collections.

Updated: Saturday 27 May 2017
Sussex photos at Sussex Gallery
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