Ore Valley

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Ore is located in East Sussex
 Ore shown within East Sussex
Population 20,275 
OS grid reference TQ836113
District Hastings
Shire county East Sussex
Region South East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town HASTINGS
Dialling code 01424
Police Sussex
Fire East Sussex
Ambulance South East Coast
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament Hastings and Rye
List of places
East Sussex

Coordinates: 50°52′20″N 0°36′31″E / 50.8721°N 0.6085°E / 50.8721; 0.6085

This page gives information on Ore Village and Ore Valley areas including the Hastings wards of Ore, Baird and Tressel

Ore, a former village, is a suburb of the urban area of the town and borough of Hastings in East Sussex, England. It is located to the north-east of the town on the main road to Rye (the coastal A259 road). Its name may have originated from the Old English word for "stream-bank".[1] It is the largest suburb of Hastings.

Churches in the village are the Parish Church, Christ Church, Seventh-day Adventist Church, Clifton Road Methodist church and a Salvation Army unit.

In the part of Ore known as St Helens stands a second Anglican church dedicated to St Helen. The church was built in 1868, and its predecessor, an ancient church dating from the reign of Edward III, now stands in ruins nearby. Hastings Cemetery is in the St Helens area of Ore.

Hastings Academy is in the nearby Red Lake district of Ore.

Ore Valley lies to the west of Ore Village, and is the site of Ore Railway Station and the former Broomgrove power station. It is also the site of a proposed major redevelopment and housing project. Ore Valley has the Ore Valley Campus of Sussex Coast College Hastings on Parker Road.

Rail transport[edit]

Ore Railway Station (one mile from Ore main street/Ore Village) lies on the Marshlink Line; with the maintenance depot for the trains from London, and the coast (via the East Coastway Line and Hastings Line). Ore station lies north of Hastings station and south of Three Oaks (formerly Three Oaks and Guestling Halt). For most of the day, Ore is the eastern end of an hourly stopping service from and to Brighton via Eastbourne and Hastings. East of Ore, the Marshlink Line is served by an hourly Brighton to Ashford International express service calling at Ore only during peak hours. For the rest of the day, passengers travelling from and to stations east of Ore must travel via Hastings.


Ore Valley has the Ore Valley college campus.

Primary schools:

  • All Saints CE Junior,
  • Blacklands CP,
  • Elphinstone Junior school,
  • Ore Village Primary Academy (formerly known as Red Lake Community Primary School),
  • Sacred Heart RC,
  • Sandown CP

Secondary schools:

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Roberts, R. G. (1914). The Place-Names of Sussex. Cambridge University Press. p.194.

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