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
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.
May and June 2007
Wikipedia - Keelmans Hospital
Co-Curate - Keelman's Hospital
British Listed Buildings - The Keelmen's Hospital
Historic England At Risk Register - The_Keelmen's_Hospital
Sitelines - Keelman's Hospital
North of England Civic Trust - Keelmans Hospital