Catalogue description WESTHAMPNETT UNION

This record is held by West Sussex Record Office

Details of WG12
Reference: WG12
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Other records relating to Westhampnett Union deposited in the West Sussex Record Office are as follows


Misc. Papers 165: Newspaper account of the destruction of the workhouse in 1899


C.C.11: Return of Rateable Values, 1911


QDO/1/W3: Order of the Poor Law Commissioners for the election of a guardian for Aldingbourne parish, 1835


QDO/1/W9: Order for addition of parishes to the Union, 1869


Add. MS. 2077: Map of Westhampnett Union, 1869


See Also Add. Mss. 50,004 - 50,005 for newspaper reports of meetings and other items connected with Election of Guardians, 1895 - 1899

Held by: West Sussex Record Office, not available at The National Archives
Language: English

Westhampnett Union

Administrative / biographical background:

Westhampnett Union as reformed in 1835 consisted of Aldingbourne, Appledram, Barnham, Binderton, Binsted, Birdham, Boxgrove, East Dean, Donnington, Earnley, Eastergate, Felpham, New Fishbourne, Graffham, Hunston, West Itchenor, East and Mid Lavant, Madehurst, Merston, Middleton, North Mundham, Oving, Pagham, Rumboldswhyke, Selsey, Sidlesham, Singleton, West Stoke, Tangmere, Upwaltham, Walberton, Westhampnett, East and West Wittering, and Yapton. In 1869 South Bersted joined the Union from Sutton and Graffham was detached


Westhampnett Place, the union workhouse, was burnt down accidentally in 1899. It was a building which dated partly from the sixteenth century, and was leased to the Guardians by the Duke of Richmond. It was on the south side of the Chichester-Westhampnett road, just east of the present roundabout. One wing can still be seen among the buildings now on the site

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