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Interior-general view of corridor in Craig House

BL 13247

Description Interior-general view of corridor in Craig House

Date 1895

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

Catalogue Number BL 13247

Category Photographs and Off-line Digital Images

Copies B 64330, SC 702012

Scope and Content 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. This wide corridor, furnished with chairs and small tables, served the dual purpose of lounge and indoor exercise area. 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 bedrooms open off the north side (right). The east wing was occupied by ladies who were classified as first- or second-class patients, depending on how much they could afford to pay. The least wealthy shared dormitories, and the wealthiest, who might pay up to £1,000 a year for treatment and accommodation, often had a suite of rooms. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.

Medium Glass

External Reference Box 26


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