Hextol Court Gallery

This gallery contains photos of Hextol Court which was a Convalescent Home in the early 1900s. Over the door are the arms of the Diocese of Newcastle with the Latin inscription TURRIS ES FORTITUDINIS A FACIE INIMICI (Thou art a tower of strength against the face of the enemy).

Brief Timeline:

  • 1892 Plans for convalescent home submitted on behalf of the Cathedral Nurse and Loan Society by Messrs. Johnson & Hick, Architects, Newcastle upon Tyne
  • 1893 September 26th Convalescent home opens
  • 1914 Became the 3rd Northumberland Voluntry Aid Detachment hospital, with an annexe in nearby Cotfield House.
  • 1929 Proctor Memorial Convalescent Home
  • 1933 Became Hexham Nursery & Child Welfare
  • 1941 Run during the war by the Ministry of Defence and used as offices
  • 1947 Converted to flats by Mr Lishman

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