Nigel Marlin Balchin Novels

A collection of novels by Nigel Marlin Balchin. Books written by Nigel Balchin include:- ‘No Sky’ (1934); ‘Simple Life’ (1935); ‘Lightbody on Liberty’ (1936); ‘Darkness Falls From The Air’ (1942); ‘The Small Black Room’ (1943); ‘Mine Own Executioner’ (1945); ‘Lord, I Was Afraid’ (1947); ‘The Borgia Testament’ (1948); ‘A Sort of Traitors’ (1949) (made into film ‘Suspect’); ‘The Anatomy […]

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Alfold Village

Alfold is still very small and remote. The main road has encouraged little development, and neither did the Wey and Arun Junction Canal when it was operating in the village. Its history is wrapped up in the great Wealden forest.  Richard Balchin lived in the Old Glass house in Sidney Wood. There are some beautiful […]

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Vanhurst near Bramley, Surrey

VANHURST  near Bramley, Surrey  was the ancestral home of many of the branches of the Balchin Family. It is a handsome  medieval hall  dating to about 1400 and, of course, much added to throughout the years especially during the 17th and 20th centuries. It was occupied by the family continuously for over 175 years from 1612 […]

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Daux, West Chiltington, Sussex

DAUX, West Chiltington, Sussex.   Daux, pronounced ‘Docks’,  was in 1841 the home of John Balchin, a widower, and his family, his son George and his wife Sophia, and two other children, Elizabeth and Edward.  John was one of the eleven children of Thomas Balchin of Wisborough Green who married Susannah Gravet in Pulborough in 1786.  […]

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Cedar House, Cobham, Surrey

CEDAR HOUSE, Cobham, Surrey is a handsome large dwelling built in red brick and  carefully sited near the Rover Mole but above its flood plain. It was originally a timber  framed open Hall, dating from the 15th century. A 17th century wing was added at right angles facing the river; at the same time it acquired its […]

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