List number: 1024958
List grade: 2
Tyne & Wear HER: 6361
Post code: NE15 6RT
Grid ref: NZ2125264273

Royal Victoria School for the Blind (1838 - 1985)


"The Royal Victoria Asylum for the blind was established from a fund to mark the coronation of Queen Victoria in 1837 and was originally located at the Spital before moving to premises in Northumberland Street. In the 1890s the name was changed to the Royal Victoria School, and in 1895 the school moved to the former house of Dr Hodgkinson in Benwell Dene. Pupils came from throughout the North of England. As a result of legislation to integrate special groups within the mainstream education system the school closed in 1985." (Source: National Archives). The building of the former school in Benwell is Grade 2 Listed.

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049822:Royal Victoria School for the Blind Benwell Philipson's c1930

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049828:Royal Victoria School for the Blind Benwell Philipson's c.1930

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049825:Royal Victoria School for the Blind Benwell Unknown c.1930

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National Archives - Royal Victoria School for the Blind, Newcastle-upon-Tyne

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045450:Royal Victoria School for the Blind Benwell Bone J.K. early 1950s?

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049826:Royal Victoria School for the Blind Benwell Philipson's c.1930

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049824:Royal Victoria School for the Blind Benwell Unknown c.1930

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049836:Royal Victoria School for the Blind Benwell Unknown c.1905

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049835:Royal Victoria School for the Blind Benwell Unknown c.1905

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049818:Royal Victoria School for the Blind Benwell Unknown c.1930

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049832:Royal Victoria School for the Blind Benwell Unknown c.1905

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049819:Royal Victoria School for the Blind Benwell Unknown c.1930

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049827:Royal Victoria School for the Blind Benwell Philipson's c.1930

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049829:Royal Victoria School for the Blind Benwell Philipson's c.1930

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049816:Royal Victoria School for the Blind Benwell Philipson's c.1930

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'Seeing' for the First Time

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036774:Royal Victoria School for the Blind Benwell Unknown c.1930

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036863:Royal Victoria School for the Blind Benwell Unknown c.1900

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049823:Royal Victoria School for the Blind Benwell Philipson's c.1930

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Benwell
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- Overview History Map Street View Benwell is a suburb in the West End of Newcastle. It was a separate village surrounded by fields and only became part of Newcastle in ...
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Tyne and Wear HER(6361): Benwell, Benwell Lane, Royal Victoria School for the Blind
- "House, now school. 1865 by Alfred Waterhouse for Dr. Thomas Hodgkin. Hammer-dressed snecked sandstone with ashlar plinth and dressings; dark slate roof with serrated ridge tiles and stone gable copings ...

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Hodgkin House (now Bluebird Hotel), Benwell Lane

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