St Mary's Hospital, North Saltwick (1914 - 1995)


St Mary's Hospital at North Saltwick in Northumberland originally opened as Gateshead Borough Lunatic Asylum in 1914. It was requisitioned by the military during the First World War, after which it reopened as Gateshead County Borough Mental Hospital. The hospital closed in 1995, at which time services were transferred to Bensham General Hospital in Gateshead. Most of the hospital buildings were demolished and the site reused as a housing development called Stannington Park. St Mary's Inn, which opened in 2015, is the converted administrative block of the former hospital.

St Mary's Hospital was a mental health facility near Stannington, Northumberland, England. It was opened in 1910 and closed permanently in 1995 . It was finally demolished in 2015.

History

The facility was designed by George Thomas Hine in an echelon formation. Construction started in 1910 and it opened as the Gateshead Borough Lunatic Asylum in 1914. The hospital was requisitioned for military use during the First World War and then became Gateshead County Borough Mental Hospital in 1920. A nurses' home was completed in 1928, as well as various other additions to the site. Part of the hospital was also requisitioned for military use during the Second World War. The hospital joined the National Health Service in 1948.

After services transferred to Bensham General Hospital, the hospital closed in 1995. Most of the hospital was demolished in 2015 to make way for housing. However, some buildings remain in varying forms, including 34 former staff houses known locally as The Villas, as well as the former gate-keeping lodge, Chief Medical Superintendent's Home and the Administration block, now known as St Mary's Inn.

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Entrance to St Mary's Hospital (disused), North Saltwick

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St Mary's Inn, Stannington

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