NZ2564 : Keelman's Hospital, City Road

taken 8 years ago, near to Gateshead, Great Britain

Keelman's Hospital, City Road
Keelman's Hospital, City Road
Built in 1701, the building comprises almshouses grouped around a central courtyard. The hospital provided accommodation for widows and children of deceased keelmen, or for those who were ill or destitute. The keelmen worked on the keels, large boats that carried the coal from the banks of the River Tyne to the waiting collier ships LinkExternal link
The money for the Hospital was raised by a levy on the keelmen themselves of 4d (2p) each tide. The building is now used as student accommodation.
Tyne and Wear HER(1950): Newcastle, City Road, Keelman's Hospital LinkExternal link
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NZ2564, 797 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Sunday, 24 January, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 28 January, 2010
Category
Almshouses   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 2557 6414 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:58.2736N 1:36.1260W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 2560 6413
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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