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Walsh Manor School, Walshes Road, Crowborough, Sussex

On April 1st, 1964, an Approved School for Junior boys was certified for operation at Walsh Manor, Walshes Road, Crowborough. The premises could accommodate up to 25 boys aged below the age of 13 at their date of admission. The establishment was operated by East Sussex County Council.

In 1973, the School became a Community Home with Education (CHE).

The property has now been converted to private residential use.


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