Chailey Heritage Marine Hospital

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Chailey Heritage Marine Hospital
Ruins of Chailey Heritage Marine Hospital - - 1410294.jpg
The ruins show very weathered concrete foundations onto which were fixed what appear to be wooden buildings. Plaques on the site show beds wheeled into the fresh air - "Nature's Antibiotic". Very close to, and on the landward side of the hospital, was the Lily Warren nurses' home.
Chailey Heritage Marine Hospital is located in East Sussex
Chailey Heritage Marine Hospital
Shown in East Sussex
LocationTide Mills, England, United Kingdom
Coordinates50°46′56″N 0°04′11″E / 50.78210°N 0.06965°E / 50.78210; 0.06965Coordinates: 50°46′56″N 0°04′11″E / 50.78210°N 0.06965°E / 50.78210; 0.06965
Care systemPublic NHS
Hospital typePublic
Emergency departmentNo Accident & Emergency
ListsHospitals in England

The ruins of the Chailey Heritage Marine Hospital stand to the seaward side of Tide Mills, east of Newhaven, Sussex, in England.


The Lily Warren nurses' home was inland and the hospital built on foundations on the shingle beach itself

The hospital, which was built to provide aftercare and recovery for disabled boys who had undergone surgery, opened in 1924.[1] The hospital formed part of the Chailey Heritage School founded by Dame Grace Kimmins to provide education for disabled boys.[1] Muriel Powell was matron of the hospital from its opening until her resignation in 1933.[2]

The War Office regarded the area as a potential invasion site and considered that the buildings might provide cover for invading German forces; the hospital was therefore demolished in 1940 during the Second World War[1]

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  1. ^ a b c "Tidemills in later years". Seaford Heritage Trail. Retrieved 26 September 2018.
  2. ^ Helena Wojtczak (1 June 2008). Notable Sussex Women: 580 Biographical Sketches. Hastings Press. ISBN 978-1-904109-15-0.

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