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Interior-general view of corridor in Craig House

BL 13227

Description Interior-general view of corridor in Craig House

Date 1895

Collection Records of Bedford Lemere and Company, photographers, London, England

Catalogue Number BL 13227

Category Photographs and Off-line Digital Images

Copies B 64298, SC 701977

Scope and Content Corridor, Craighouse Mental Asylum, Craighouse Road, Edinburgh (latterly the Royal Edinburgh Hospital and presently part of Napier University) Craighouse Mental Asylum, a huge chateau designed by the architect, Sydney Mitchell, was built in 1889-94 as new hospital premises for the Royal Edinburgh Asylum. The architectural photographer, Harry Bedford Lemere, was commissioned to photograph the interior in 1895. This top-lit corridor is divided along its length by arches which rise from panelled pilasters decorated with lozenges. The walls have dado panelling and a frieze with a bold pattern of leaves, flowers and stems. The pattern of the fitted carpet follows the lines of division made by the arches. Craighouse was planned with the help of a patient, trained as a draughtsman. Most patients had their own bedroom which opened off a communal corridor. Patients who could not afford to pay very much were relegated to sharing in dormitories, and noisy patients were isolated in their own corridor. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.

Medium Glass


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