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Interior-general view of corridor in Craig House

BL 13241

Description Interior-general view of corridor in Craig House

Date 1895

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

Catalogue Number BL 13241

Category Photographs and Off-line Digital Images

Copies B 64324, SC 701982

Scope and Content Parlour, East Wing 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. The parlour opens out from the east wing corridor (left) into a corner tower alcove (right). The walls have a panelled dado, and above, moulded wallpaper panels with checked corners, and a frieze with a bold pattern of trees and flowers. The chimneypiece has an overmantel with shelves for bric-a-brac. The east wing, which accommodated female patients, contained parlours and bedrooms. The planning arrangement was similar to a first-class hotel of the period rather than a hospital, with light, airy rooms and bright, cheerful colour schemes, factors that were considered therapeutic for patients. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.

Medium Glass

External Reference Box 26

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/collection/329081

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