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Battle Poor Law Union and Workhouse

The Union workhouse contains 20 inmates . John Frost, governor; Mrs Frost, matron; F W Ticehurst, clerk to the Board of Guardians.
Post Office 1846 - p 598  

Submitted by Betty Longbottom

Battle Union consists of the following Parishes:
  • Ashburnham
  • Battle
  • Bexhill
  • Brightling
  • Catsfield
  • Crowhurst
  • Dallington
  • Ewhurst
  • Hollington St John
  • Mountfield
  • Penhurst
  • Sedlescombe
  • Westfield
  • Whatlington


Workhouses, List of those visited in 1867 With Name of the Workhouse and numbers of  insane, idiotic, and imbecile inmates.
Battle 3 5 8
Source: 22nd Report of the Commissioners in Lunacy to the Lord Chancellor. Submitted by Alan Longbottom.


The East Sussex Record Office
The Maltings
Castle Precinct
East Sussex
Tel: (01273) 482349

Battle Records
(Ashburnham, Battle, Bexhill, Brightling, Catsfield, Crowhurst, Dallington, Ewhurst, Hollington, Mountfield, Penhurst, Sedlescombe, Westfield, Whatlington): 
minutes, 1835-1930; 
Treasurer's accounts, 1920-1930; 
register of Battle Union lunatics in the County Asylum, 1866-1930; 
contracts with Medical Officers and for vaccination, 1888-1917; 
boarding-out agreements for children and sick poor, 1915-1928; 
Poor Law commissioners' order for keeping, examining and auditing the union accounts, 1835; 
admission and discharge registers, 1911-1949; 
register of births, 1866-1946; 
register of deaths, 1835-1950; 
indoor relief lists, 1919-1931; 
registers of inmates, 1930-1931; 
creed registers, 1893-1950; 
Master's day book, 1928-1936; 
Master's receipt and payment books, 1902-1925

Source: Submitted by East Sussex Record Office

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