Cuckfield Poor Law Union, Sussex Genealogy

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The poor law union of Cuckfield comprises 15 parishes or places, and contains a population of 17,132.

A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 742-746.

Cuckfield and other parishes had workhouses. The Cuckfield Poor Law Union was formed on 26 March 1835 and until the 1843 opening of a new Workhouse continued to occupy the houses at Cuckfield Ardingley, Bolney, Cowfold, Hurstpierpoint, Lindfield and New Timber.

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

Constituent parishes [edit | edit source]

Albourne, Sussex Ardingly, Sussex Balcombe, Sussex Bolney, Sussex Clayton with Keymer, Sussex Cowfold, Sussex Cuckfield, Sussex Danehill, Sussex Horsted Keynes, Sussex Hurstpierpoint, Sussex Lindfield, Sussex Newtimber, Sussex Pyecombe, Sussex Slaugham, Sussex Staplefield Common, Sussex Twineham, Sussex