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Report - St Marys, Stannington -Oct 09

Discussion in 'Asylums and Hospitals' started by Tundra, Nov 10, 2009.

  1. Tundra

    Tundra Guest

    Gateshead borough Asylum was designed to the Compact arrow plan by GT Hine and was completed in 1913. It was the last Asylum Hine saw comleted in his lifetime.
    Almost as soon as the asylum was opened, it was requisitioned by the military for the duartion of World War I. Following the end of its war duties the site was returned to Gateshead who addded a nurse's home in 1927-8 and modified the isolation hospital to form a sanatorium for tuberculosis patients. Further pressure on the County Durham mental hospital led to a union with the neighbouring county boroughs of West Hartlepool and South Shields during the 1930's. The joint funding and demand for further space provided impetus for major additions to the Stannington site which would be completed in 1939. Built in plain red brick with slate rooves, the new units provided ten further pairs of staff cottages, two additional blocks flanking the main building, male and female detached working chronic blocks and a large admission and treatment hospital with convalescent villas at the north of the site.

    The Chapel,
    Main hall, taken from the same place as everyone else, as the floor is a paper thin ankle breaking death trap
    Some corriporn
    Cupboard next to the projection room,



    And no trip too St Marys would be complete without nipping in the morgue,

    History from www.countyasylums.com

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