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The spacious mansion house, formerly called West Hampnett Place, but now used as the Union poor house, is of ancient date. The house was probably built by Richard Sackville(uncle of Thoms, first Lord Buckhurst). It was converted to its present purpose by the Duke of Richmond, whose property it is. It contains 125 inmates.
Post Office 1846 - p 667  
Submitted by Betty Longbottom

Parishes which comprised the Union:

Aldingbourne Appledram Barnham Bersted Binderton
Binsted Birdham Boxgrove East Dean Donnington
Earnley Eartham Eastergate Felpham New Fishbourne
Hunston West Itchenor Lavant Madehurst Merston
Middleton North Mundham Oving Pagham Rumboldswyke
Selsey Sidlesham Singleton Slindon West Stoke
Tangmere Walberton Up Waltham Westhampnett East Wittering
West Wittering Yapton      


Workhouses, List of those visited in 1867 With Name of the Workhouse and numbers of  insane, idiotic, and imbecile inmates.
Westhampnett 6 5 11
Source: 22nd Report of the Commissioners in Lunacy to the Lord Chancellor. Submitted by Alan Longbottom.


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