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St Mary’s Hospital, Stannington

My 3rd and final visit to St Mary’s – with demolition already there wasn’t much thought. Sadly due to this not much of the main buildings were covered but I had previously documented these last june. St Mary’s opened in 1910 and closed in 1995, the site is in remarkably …

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Victoria Tunnel, Newcastle

The Victoria Tunnel is an early Victorian Grade II listed structure built to transport coal to the River Tyne from a colliery at Spital Tongues, north west of Newcastle upon Tyne’s town centre. As well as being used as a coal waggonway, it was also used as an air-raid shelter …

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St Mary’s Asylum, Stannington

It’s about 11 months since I last visited St Mary’s. On that day I didn’t have much luck but this wasn’t the case today. It seems the re-development has stopped and the buildings sit in silence slowly decaying away. Built in 1910 and closed in 1995 its someone remarkable that …

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Angel of the North, Gateshead

On the way back from St Mary’s a quick detour off the A1 to take this in. I’d driven past it countless times in the past just never had the time or energy to stop. Today I made time. Angel of the North is a modern sculpture designed by Antony …

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St Mary’s Asylum, Stannington

A brief visit to St Mary’s Asylum just to the north of Newcastle. Built in 1910 to releave presures on the nearby Sedgefield Asylum it was used as a military hosptial during the first world war before reverting to its intended use.  It’s a relatively small aslyum holding an inital …

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