Blue Door

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    In Loving Memory. Description: Front door and porch forming the main entrance to St. Mary's Hospital in Stannington, Northumberland. For a view of this door from the other side, see:"> Background: St. Mary's Hospital, formerly Gateshead Borough Asylum, was founded in 1910 and opened in 1914, when it became the last asylum to be completed within the lifetime of it's renowned architect, George Thomas Hine. Hine held the role of consultant architect to the Commissioners in Lunacy and was assigned to the project together with Hallam Carter-Pegg. After serving as a military hospital and tuberculosis sanatorium as well as a mental hospital, the blue door finally closed on St. Mary's in 1995. Most of her original surviving buildings, which have remained in remarkably good condition considering their years of neglect, have been given Grade II listed status. Hopefully this will go some way to ensuring their preservation and sympathetic treatment within the scope of future development activities, which it seems have already begun. For more information on the history of the hospital, I would recommend the County Asylums website at:" rel="nofollow">
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    Flickr (Flickr)
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    What does this mean? Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs License
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    Resource type: Image
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 4 years, 7 months ago
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    Picture Taken: 2010-03-04T12:24:54
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