Alan H

Alan H

Posted on 06/15/2013

Photo taken on July  7, 2012

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Holy Jesus Hospital

Holy Jesus Hospital
The site of the hospital has been in use for 700 years helping the townspeople. There was an Augustinian friary on the site from the thirteenth century, then an almshouse for housing retired freemen, then a soup kitchen was built next to Almshouse in the nineteenth century, before the site acquired its current function as a working office.

The building is of architectural interest because it still retains architectural elements from many previous centuries, including a 14th-century sacristy wall and 16th-century tower connected with the King's Council of the North. It is also one of only two intact 17th-century brick buildings that survive in Newcastle, the other being Alderman Fenwick's House.

Newcastle-upon-Tyne, North east England.

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