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Keelman's Hospital


Keelman’s Hospital on City Road in Newcastle was built in 1701. It was built by the keelmen of Newcastle as an alms house for sick and aged keelmen and their families. The keelmen contributed one penny a tide from the wages from each keel’s crew. In more recent times the building was used for student accommodation, but is now disused. The building is Grade II* listed on the National Heritage List for England.

1700 July 29. The keelmen petitioned the common-council of Newcastle, for a piece of ground whereon to erect themselves an hospital. August 23, the hoastmen made an order, that the lease for the above ground, which was sealed and executed on the 4th of October following, should be taken in the name of the governor, wardens, and fraternity of hoastmen, for the use and benefit of the keelmen. The charge of this hospital, which was finished in 1701, amounted to above two thousand pounds, towards the defraying of which each keelman paid four pence a tide.

Extract from John Sykes, 1833, Local Records; Or, Historical Register of Remarkable Events: Which Have Occurred in Northumberland and Durham, Newcastle Upon Tyne, and Berwick Upon Tweed.

City Road Almshouses 1701 Keels on the Tyne - historical account Grade II* Listed Keelman Historic Buildings and Monuments in Newcastle
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016558:Keelman's Hospital Newcastle upon Tyne unknown c.1800

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033626:The Keelman's Hospital Sallyport C.1880

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The Keelman Hospital

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Hospital

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Sundial on the Keelman Hospital

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Keelman's Hospital from Cox Chare
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Tyne and Wear HER(1950): Newcastle, City Road, Keelman's Hospital
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Keelmen's Hospital - List entry
- "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 ...

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009016:Keelmen's Hospital City Road Newcastle upon Tyne Unknown 1961

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003631:City Road Newcastle Upon Tyne

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Sundial on the Keelmen's Hospital

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Commemorative sign on the Keelmen's Hospital

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Image taken from page 237 of 'Vestiges of Old Newcastle and Gateshead. Illustrations by W. H. Knowles, etc'

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List number: 1024902
Tyne & Wear HER: 1950
List grade: 2*
Post code: NE1 2AE
Borough: Newcastle
Grid ref: NZ2554564178

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