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Interior-general view of Corridor in Craig House

BL 13251

Description Interior-general view of Corridor in Craig House

Date 1895

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

Catalogue Number BL 13251

Category Photographs and Off-line Digital Images

Copies B 64334, SC 702016

Scope and Content Hallway, 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 hallway, divided along its length by arches which rise from panelled pilasters, has a small chimneypiece set into the corner of a large recess. The walls have a patterned paper above the dado rail, and a heavily embossed paper frieze. Craighouse was designed as a home, rather than an asylum, for the treatment of patients' physical and mental needs. Accommodation provided 'attractive and harmonious décor', menus were carefully planned, and the patients were encouraged to attend social functions and take up outdoor pursuits. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.

Medium Glass

External Reference Box 26


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