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There was one in the High Street, Orpington in the 19th century but nobody remembers where exactly. Sir Percival Hunt built three alms-house at a cost of £110 when 'he acquired Orpington in the 16th Century'. One of the Alms-
houses may have been The Nest at Homefield Rise.
There was a workhouse built at Tuppendens, Farnborough, Locksbottom.
One of them on 5th January, 1756 was contracted out to James Brown, a lacemaker, of The Strand, London. Later a Union Workhouse was built at Locksbottom in March, 1845. There was a Bromley Cottage Hospital.
The Union Workhouse at Locksbottom developed into Farnborough General Hospital and in 1936 a new wing was added. The Ontario Military Hospital built as a temporary reception area for the wounded soldiers of the first war
on The Boundary Estate, Orpington. Officially opened on 16th Feb. 1916. It was known as the 16th Canadian General. It became Orpington Hospital. Knocked down and rebuilt in 1981. I remember it when it was all huts and paid for by the Canadian Govt. Haven't seen it since it was rebuilt.
Source: Submitted by Sheila in Australia.
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