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The Former Lying-In Hospital

This former maternity hospital was built on land given by the Corporation of Newcastle, and John Dobson, the city's leading architect, gave his services for free; other expenses were met by public subscription. The building is sandstone ashlar with a low-pitched dark slate roof. It has a Tudor-arched surround to the central door and a corbelled oriel above with Perpendicular tracery.

Newcastle lying-in hospital
© Mr Bob Cottrell ARPS AFIAP DPAGB

© Mr Bob Cottrell ARPS AFIAP DPAGB
1826 by John Dobson
Listed Grade II in 1971

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