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

War memorial plaque

Type: War Memorial

Earl’s House (or Earlshouse) Industrial School closed in 1922, and became Earlshouse Sanatorium. It remained a sanatorium until the 1960s when the building became part of the Hospital. At Earl’s House School there was once a war memorial plaque.

In recent years the memorial plaque was rescued from a skip and subsequently refurbished by Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Trust. Relocated to the entrance foyer of Lanchester Road Hospital, adjoining the site of the industrial school, the plaque was officially unveiled on Friday 7 November 2014.


Keys to the Past

Plaque honouring First World War heroes restored after being found in skip
The Northern Echo Friday 7 November 2014

Civil Parish: Bearpark

Contributed by Durham County Council Archaeology Section | Durham County Record Office