Arundel Poor Law Union, Sussex
History[edit | edit source]
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.