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The Three Crowns is a cosy, family run home from home, a warm and welcoming village pub.With family in mind we welcome everyone with a smile and the taste of true Sussex.We are located in the quintessential English Village of Wisborough Green, a conservation area in the beautiful West Sussex countryside.We are on the famous A272 which borders the stunning landscape of the South Downs National Park.The building work was carried out by John Cheesman, a member of an extensive family of local builders, carpenters and manufacturers of cement. Churchwardens Edward Blaker, Robert Ackerson, Richard Bodle.The crude foundation stone, laid in 1821 by the Revd D Carr, the Bishop of Chichester, was also provided by Cheesman. One of the northern wings contained wards for males not capable of hard work, sleeping rooms, an eating room, sick rooms, and a boys' school. Opposite, were apartments for females, including the sick, those lying-in following childbirth, children, and any females not capable of hard work The southern wings contained further sleeping rooms, a school room, and another eating room.Some idea of the poorhouse uniform can be gained from the schedule of goods given to the town drapers — quotes were asked for: Women & Girls Check for aprons and handkerchiefs Dowels for shifts Yarn for stockings Linen for round frocks Straw for hats Men & Boys' Blue Honley Felt for hats In the early 1800s, the Market Street workhouse had been enlarged to accommodate around 150 inmates who now wore brown uniforms.
[Up to 1834] [After 1834] [Staff] [Inmates] [Records] [Bibliography] [Links] Early poor relief in Brighton (or Brighthelmstone as it was formerly known) began in the early 1600s with the erection of some almshouses on the site of the former chapel of the Convent of Saint Bartholemews.The resulting compound was sold for fertilizing land and lawns, and for constructing paths in parks.In 1779, they were also employed making mackerel nets for sale.By the early 1700s, the almshouses had become uninhabitable.Increasing numbers of poor around this time, compounded by a fishing war with continental fishermen, led to substantial increases in the town's poor rate.