HER(5973): Newcastle, New Bridge Street, Lying-In Hospital

  • Description

    "...A charitable asylum for poor married pregnant women. 1825-6 by John Dobson on land given by the Corporation of Newcastle. Sandstone ashlar with coursed square stone returns and rear. Slate roof. Tudor style. Tudor-arched surround to renewed door. Corbelled oriel window. Dobson gave his services for free; other expenses were met by public subscription. This was Dobson's first important public building in the Gothic style, an exception to Newcastle's classical tradition. Until 1987 the building was used as Broadcasting House by the BBC..."
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  • Further information

    Link: http://www.twsitelines.info/smr/5973
    Resource type: Text/Website
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 9 years, 1 month ago
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