The King Edward VII building forms part of the east and south parts of the Quadrangle at Newcastle University. The building was named in honour of King Edward VII who was King of Britain from 1901 until his death in 1910. It was built in 1911 to house the King Edward VII school of Art and is still where the Fine Art Department and the University’s public art gallery, the Hatton Gallery, are housed today.
The south section of the King Edward VII building adjoins the Arches, over which there is a statue of King Edward VII.
During the First World War the King Edward VII building was requisitioned to house the First Northern General hospital.
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