Friarage Manor House, Hartlepool

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A Franciscan Friary was founded on this site around 1239 by the De Brus family.

Friarage Manor House, Hartlepool

Destroyed during the Dissolution of the Monasteries, a mansion was built in the early 17th century.

Sketch showing the site in ruins in 1780
Friarage Manor House, Hartlepool

In the early 1800s it became the town workhouse, followed by the building being converted into a hospital in the 1860’s.

St Hilda’s Hospital developed on the site and this last original piece was left when the rest was demolished in 1987

Friarage Manor House, Hartlepool

2 thoughts on “Friarage Manor House, Hartlepool

  1. In the late 50s early 60s I went to Henry Smith Grammar School which was next door. Had a couple of visits to the hospital for stitches when I put a chisel through my finger. The other occasion was when someone wacked me with a bicycle pump. Great old pics of the hospital. I still have old school photos of my time at the grammar

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