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The Keelmen's Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne

Description: The Keelmen's Hospital

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 14 June 1954
English Heritage Building ID: 304465

OS Grid Reference: NZ2554564178
OS Grid Coordinates: 425545, 564178
Latitude/Longitude: 54.9716, -1.6025

Location: Garth Heads, Byker, Newcastle Upon Tyne NE1 2AE

Locality: Newcastle upon Tyne
County: Newcastle upon Tyne
Country: England
Postcode: NE1 2AE

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There is also a scheduled monument, Hadrian's Wall in Wall Mile 4, Sections of Wall Between Crawhall Road and Jubilee Road, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This may be related in some way or possibly a different name for the same structure.

Listing Text

(north side)

12/160 The Keelmen's Hospital

G.V. II*

Almshouses, now students' residences. 1701 for poor keelmen and keelmen's
widows; paid for by the keelmen. English garden wall bond brick; roof of renewed
pantiles with lead dome on tower. Square plan round a courtyard. 2 storeys,
9 irregular bays with central tower. Central half-glazed door, with side-and
overlights, in plain surround under pediment; flanking pilasters. Pilasters
also to 2 upper stages of tower over entrance, with commemorative panel and
sundial; rounded top storey has single clock face under dome with boat wind
vane. Casement windows have segmental brick arches. Commemorative panel at
top right. Dormer, central at each side of roof, has shaped gable with header
coping continuing as scrolled pattern, and central lozenge of headers. First
floor string. 4 brick chimneys. Source: H. Bourne, History of Newcastle upon
Tyne, Newcastle 1736, p.153.

Listing NGR: NZ2554564178

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Source: English Heritage

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