Tyne and Wear HER(1492): Newcastle, Westgate Road, Spital Alms House - Details
Newcastle, Westgate Road, Spital Alms House
Health and Welfare
On Bourne's map of Newcastle a building on the south side of Westgate Road nearly opposite St. John's church, is described as "An Alms House". Brand called this Spital Alms House, mentioned in a document of 1592, and reported that "it was pulled down not many years ago". There is some doubt as to whether this was an institution distinct from the Hospital of St. Mary the Virgin.
<< HER 1492 >> H. Bourne, 1736, History of Newcastle, frontispiece J. Brand, 1789, History of Newcastle, Vol. I, 105 E. Mackenzie, 1827, Newcastle 144-5