In 1894 the St Mary Magdalene charity opened the Home for Incurables in Moor Lodge, Spital Tongues. Moor Lodge was built on land that had belonged to the charity for centuries. The present building dates to 1893, apart from the Richardson Wing which was added in 1911 to provide beds for children. The name of the hospital was later changed to St Mary Magdalene Home, and it was renamed 'Hunter's Moor Hospital' when it became part of the National Health Service. Hunter's Moor Hospital was a Regional Rehabilitation Centre until it's recent closure.
I found the building in a dilapidated state. Plans are to demolish and build a school on the site.
May 2007 Photos
Demolition is now almost complete although the gatehouse is still standing.
Hunters Moor Hospita may 17 2007. Internal photos, not mine.
Specialist Hospitals - Tyneside Life and Times. This 1965 photograph shows the entrance to Hunter's Moor Hospital in Spital Tongues, Newcastle upon Tyne.
Spital Tongues History Society | Newcastle upon Tyne
Spital Tongues - Wikipedia
Fenham-based Dame Allan's Schools has exchanged contracts with Newcastle Primary Care Trust (PCT) to purchase Hunters Moor Hospital