Ore Valley

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Ore is located in East Sussex
Location within East Sussex
Population5,195 (2011.Ward)[1]
OS grid referenceTQ836113
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtTN34; TN35
Dialling code01424
FireEast Sussex
AmbulanceSouth East Coast
EU ParliamentSouth East England
UK Parliament
List of places
East Sussex
50°52′20″N 0°36′31″E / 50.8721°N 0.6085°E / 50.8721; 0.6085Coordinates: 50°52′20″N 0°36′31″E / 50.8721°N 0.6085°E / 50.8721; 0.6085

Ore, a former village, is still known locally as a village by local population, although it now a suburb of the urban area of the town and borough of Hastings in East Sussex, England. It is located 1.3 miles (2.1 km) 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".[2] The Ore Stream still runs through a large central Woodland area known locally as Speckled Wood, Hastings at the top of the Valley. It is the largest suburb of Hastings.

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.[citation needed]

Rail transport[edit]

Ore Railway Station (one mile from Ore main street/Ore Village) lies on the Marshlink Line; with the former maintenance depot for the trains from London, and the coast (via the East Coastway Line and Hastings Line). Ore station lies northeast of Hastings station and south of Three Oaks (formerly Three Oaks and Guestling Halt).

Religious institutions[edit]

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.


Ore Valley has the Ore Valley Campus of Sussex Coast College Hastings on Parker Road. Hastings Academy is in the nearby Red Lake district of Ore.

Primary schools:

  • All Saints CE Junior
  • Blacklands CP
  • The Baird Primary Academy (formerly known as 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. ^ "Hastings ward population 2011". Retrieved 6 October 2015.
  2. ^ Roberts, R. G. (1914). The Place-Names of Sussex. Cambridge University Press. p.194.

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