East Preston Poor Law Union, Sussex

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History[edit | edit source]

East Preston was a Gilbert Union which was formed on 22 January 1791 and grew to become 19 Parishes by 1806.

Because of the Gilbert Union East preston was able to resist the Poor Law Commission until in 1869 Gilbert Unions were abolished.The history of the workhouse is outlined here

The new East Preston Poor Law union was formed on 29 September 1869 and together with later additions continued until 1929. For further details of the history see also

Workhouse history

For more information on the history of the workhouse, see Peter Higginbotham's web site: www.workhouses.org.uk and East Preston

Constituent parishes[edit | edit source]

Amberley, Sussex Broadwater, Sussex Burpham, Sussex Clymping, Sussex East Angmering with Angmering, Sussex East Preston, Sussex Ferring, Sussex Ford, Sussex Goring by Sea, Sussex Greatham with Wiggonholt, Sussex Houghton, Sussex Lancing, Sussex Littlehampton, Sussex Lyminster, Sussex North Stoke, SussexPoling, Sussex Rustington, Sussex South Stoke, SussexTortington, Sussex West Tarring, Sussex

Later additions Worthing, Sussex from1894 and Wick from 1901