St Camillus Hospital Gallery

St Camillus Hospital Gallery

This gallery contains photos of what was St Camillus Hospital off Oakwood Bank. 

Brief Timeline:

  • 1899 Building of the The Priory in 41 acres of land commenced (builders Kirk and Brown of Newcastle), initiated by Canon Sidney Savage, Rector of Hexham Abbey (1898 to 1919), as the Abbey did not have a Rectory
  • 1901 Canon Savage and family moved in on 19th August
  • 1939 When the Savage family left Hexham Canon Savage leased the house to Miss Marianne Straker, who lived there until 1939
  • 1946 Canon Savage sold the property to Henry and Tabitha Peart who converted the house into the Priory Hotel.
  • 1949 Sold to the Order of St Camillus, a Roman Catholic nursing order and became the St Camillus Hospital
  • 1998 The order left the house
  • 1998 until 2000 The property was empty. In 1999 it was put on the market with plans to make it into a ‘prestige hotel’ but presumably these plans never materialised
  • 2000 Sold to the Cancer Bridge charity
  • 2006 Cancer Bridge left. The property then was  unoccupied for many years. Eventually it was taken over by the charity Betel and is (currently) called Betel House.

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