Tyne and Wear HER(4871): Newcastle, Maison Dieu (Hospital of St Catherine) - Details
Title of image: The Maison de Dieu, Sandhill, Newcastle
Artist: M. Lambert
Description: A sketch showing the building being taken down in 1823.
Additional info: Engraving
Location/Collection: Robinson Library Special Collections, local illustrations
Accession number: ILL/11/185
Provider: Robinson Library Newcastle University
Copyright: Â© Copyright 2013 Newcastle University
Newcastle, Maison Dieu (Hospital of St Catherine)
Health and Welfare
Merchant Roger Thornton endowed in 1425 the Hospital of St Catherine (the Maison Dieu), one of more than a dozen hospitals in the city, which he built at the east end of the medieval Guildhall. The building was pulled down in 1823 and replaced with John Dobson's Greek Revival style Guildhall which still stands today.
<< HER 4871 >> N. Pevsner and I. Richmond, second edition revised by G. McCombie, P. Ryder and H. Welfare, 1992, The Buildings of England: Northumberland, p 443-444 E. Mackenzie, 1827, Descriptive & Historical Account of ... Newcastle upon Tyne, p 152-154 J.R. Boyle, 1890 Vestiges of old Newcastle, p 12-14 J. Brand, 1890, Town and Country of the town of Newcastle upon Tyne, Vol 1, p 23-29