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Prudhoe Convalescent Home, Whitley Bay


N Tyneside

Whitley Bay, Prudhoe Memorial Convalescent Home

Whitley Bay


Health and Welfare

Convalescent Home

Early Modern


Documentary Evidence

Located at Whitley Links. Opened on 14th September 1869 by her Grace the Dowager-Duchess of Northumberland. A stone building arranged on a pavilion plan, consisting of a central block with a corridor at right angles with projecting day and night sleeping rooms. There were open spaces in-between the rooms to provide ventilation and light. The building is raised several feet above ground level, approached by an elevated terrace with steps and an inclined roadway. The home held 140 patients (100 males and 40 females). It stood in beautiful gardens.




W.W Tomlinson, 1888, A Comprehensive Guide to the County of Northumberland, p 57; Ordnance Survey Second Edition 1890

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