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The Union workhouse at Ore contains 152 inmates. Richard Harman, master; Mrs Harman, mistress; the Rev G S Faught, chaplain.  
Source: Post Office 1846 - p 669  
Submitted by Betty Longbottom


Workhouses, List of those visited in 1867 With Name of the Workhouse and numbers of  insane, idiotic, and imbecile inmates.
Hastings 4 3 7
Source: 22nd Report of the Commissioners in Lunacy to the Lord Chancellor. Submitted by Alan Longbottom.

Hastings workhouse site
At the usual meeting of the Board of Guardians, the report of the committee appointed to endeavour to find a site for a new workhouse was read. They suggested that probably the best site for a new house was the site occupied by the present building, with additions. They also reported that the Battle workhouse, for 440 inmates cost about 12,000; the new house at Lewes, to hold 123 adults exclusive of casuals, is to cost 10,651 with a detached infirmary; the building at Brighton, capable of ccommodating 861 inmates, cost 34,193-17s-6d; the workhouse at Cuckfield, for 363 inmates cost 7,500 including the purchaseof 14 acres of land. The committee thought these figures might be of service in guiding the Board to a rough estimate of the probable cost. The consideration of the report was deferred.
Source: The Builder 1868 Vol XXVI 18th April 1868 p.285
Submitted by Alan Longbottom

Cottage Homes

The Hastings Guardians Cottage Home run by the Hastings Union Workhouse were located at 14 Edmund Road. Records are kept at East Sussex County Record Office,


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

Hastings Records
see R/C18-19; HH 20-30, 77


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