Arundel Poor Law Union, Sussex

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For a history of poor relief in Arundel:

'Arundel', A History of the County of Sussex: Volume 5 Part 1: Arundel Rape: south-western part, including Arundel (1997), pp. 10-101.  here 

Arundel had a parish workhouse in the 1680's and later formed a Gilbert Union in the 1780's. In 1831 a workhouse was built at Poor House Hill (later Mount Pleasant). The Gilbert Union exempted it from the provisions of the Poor Law Amendment Act until the Gilbert Unions were abolished in 1869.

The workhouse was used as a small pox hospital for a while but has now been converted into residential flats.

For more information on the history of the workhouse, see Peter Higginbotham's web site: and Arundel workhouse


Arundel, Sussex