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Earl's House School (now Earl's House Hospital), Lanchester Road, Durham (Durham City)

Earl's House (or Earlshouse) Industrial School first appears on the second edition Ordnance Survey map of 1894-1899 (1). It is documented that the school closed in 1922 (2), and this is supported by OS mapping data from the 4th Epoch maps of the area, 1938-50 (3) where the former school is labelled as Earlshouse Sanatorium. It remains as a sanatorium until the 1960's (4) when the building forms part of the Hospital that still remains on the site to the present day. It is known that as Earl's House School there was once a war memorial plaque dedicated there, but is now in private hands waiting to be relocated (2).

Reference number:D49161
Historical period: Victorian (1837 to 1901)
Early 20th Century (1901 to 1932)
First World War (1914 to 1918)
Mid 20th Century (1933 to 1966)
21st Century (2001 to 2100)

See also:
Source of Reference
Local History of Durham City

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