The hospital was completed in 1701 at a cost of £2,000. It consisted of fifty chambers giving onto a cloister enclosing a grass court. One matter of contention relating to the hospital was that the funds for its maintenance were kept in the control of the Hostmen, lest they be used as a strike fund by the keelmen.
The hospital building still remains in City Road, Newcastle, and was used for student accommodation until recently. The building is now on the Heritage at Risk register. It has stood vacant since the closure of the student accommodation, and was added to the register in 2009.
Description courtesy of Wikipedia.
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The building has now been empty for some time and it looks like it is falling into a state of disrepair which is a real shame as it is a fantastic building packed with history.
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24th May 2007
- Wikipedia - Keelmans Hospital
- Co-Curate - Keelman's Hospital
- Historic England At Risk Register - The Keelmen's Hospital
- Sitelines - City Road, Keelman's Hospital
- Sitelines - City Road, Keelman's Hospital, clock and sundial
- North of England Civic Trust - Keelmans Hospital
See my other photos around City Road:
- Battlefield - Norris House
- Battlefield - St Ann's Church
- City Road
- City Road - Barley Mow/Stereo Nightclub
- City Road - Holy Jesus Hospital
- City Road - Tyne Tees Television Studios
- City Road - Tyne Tees Television Studios Demolition
I lived in Keelman's 1979-1980. There was a beautiful cherry tree in the square in the centre of the building.
The last time I passed the place it was boarded up around the back and it did'nt look like anyone lived their anymore.
I think I will pay another visit some time soon.
As a child in the 1950s i lived in this god forsaken place, gas lights, cold water, outside taps, outside toilets, mice, rats,cockroaches and bugs that fed off me as i slept i was surrounded by the lowest forms of life, this place was a left over from Dickens and to top all that the place is haunted. With spirits so powerfull, they freeze you rigid when you are awake. It was a blessing when the council condemned it as unfit for human habitation. I often pass this place and still today it sends a shiver down my spine. This is a listed building in need of repair, when the work is complete it would be a good idea for the Council to call in an exorist or better still before the work starts. Do not under estimate this place
This was a wonderful characterful place to live as an undergraduate. I had a great self-contained, large studio flat with a riverside view- unbelievable! It's a short walk into town or the University and was around the corner from the Riverside Club. It was comparatively cheap and I feel very privileged for the two years I spent there. I know the whole landscape has been redeveloped around this area. The council was a great landlord and I really hope they haven't let this building run into neglect.
I loved living here. I had beautiful studio flat lots of fantastic memories and great parties in the courtyard.
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