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Interior-general view of Dining Room in South Craig Villa

BL 13250

Description Interior-general view of Dining Room in South Craig Villa

Date 1895

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

Catalogue Number BL 13250

Category Photographs and Off-line Digital Images

Copies SC 702015, B 64333

Scope and Content Ladies' Dining Room, South Craig Villa, Craighouse Mental Asylum, Craighouse Road, Edinburgh (latterly the Royal Edinburgh Hospital and presently part of Napier University) South Craig Villa, one of three separate villas that lay within the Craighouse Mental Asylum complex, was designed in 1889 by the architect, Sydney Mitchell, as residential accommodation for female patients. Harry Bedford Lemere was commissioned to photograph the interior in 1895. The dining room has a canted bay window facing north, with a chimneypiece built into the angle of the window. The walls are papered above dado panelling, and the simple ribbed ceiling is designed as an eclipse, with connecting ribs at right angles to the side and end walls. South Craig Villa accommodated 15 female private paying patients, many of whom were accompanied by their personal staff of servants and attendants. The ladies were classified as first- or second-class patients, depending on how much they could afford to pay, and were allocated a dining room accordingly. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.

Medium Glass

External Reference Box 26


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