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The Pest house in Bedlham Street

The Pest house in Bedlham Street

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The Pest house in Bedlham Street, Hurstpierpoint previously a small cottage, dates back circa 1725.

The property derives its unusual name from the fact that its original purpose was as an isolation house for travellers in times of the plague.

In 1750 the property was sold for £179.3s8d. the proceeds were put towards a new Smallpox Hosptial in Hurstpierpoint.