Greatham Hospital. Greatham is a village in the borough of Hartlepool and the ceremonial county of County Durham, England. This antique print of Greatham depicts the Hospital of God, founded in 1273 by the then Bishop of Durham, Robert de Stichell. Greatham Hospital was originally a foundation to aid poor people. By the 16th century the foundation was used more as a “house of entertainment for gentlemen” and it was not well used for helping the poor. After 1610 there were reforms, and its original mission was resumed. Antique copper-plate engraving of Greatham Hospital. Dated in the plate Aug 20; 1785. Size of engraved area approx 5x6ins.