Catalogue description Royal Victoria School for the Blind Newcastle upon Tyne

This record is held by Tyne and Wear Archives

Details of E.NC18
Reference: E.NC18
Title: Royal Victoria School for the Blind Newcastle upon Tyne
Date: 1838 - 1985
Held by: Tyne and Wear Archives, not available at The National Archives
Language: English

Royal Victoria School for the Blind, Newcastle-upon-Tyne

Physical description: 8 series + 10 files
Immediate source of acquisition:

Accession 1720, 2297

  • Newcastle-upon-Tyne
  • Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear
  • Primary education
  • Secondary education
Administrative / biographical background:

The Royal Victoria Asylum was established from a fund to mark the coronation of Queen Victoria in 1837 and was originally located at the Spital before moving to premises in Northumberland Street. In the 1890s the name was changed to the Royal Victoria School, and in 1895 the school moved to the former house of Dr Hodgkinson in Benwell Dene. Pupils came from throughout the North of England.


As a result of legislation to integrate special groups within the mainstream education system the school closed in 1985.

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