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Interior, general view of Great Hall of Craig House from South West.

SC 357701

Description Interior, general view of Great Hall of Craig House from South West.

Catalogue Number SC 357701

Category On-line Digital Images

Copy of B 57794 CN

Scope and Content The Hall, Craig House (Thomas Clouston Clinic, Royal Edinburgh Hospital), Craighouse Road, Edinburgh Craig House, a huge 'French chateau' which dominates the north slope of Craiglockhart Hill, was designed by Sydney Mitchell in 1889-94 to preliminary sketch plans by Dr Thomas Clouston for the Royal Edinburgh Asylum. The great hall, with elaborate pilasters above a deep oak dado, has large semicircular windows breaking into the vault, and a magnificent painted ceiling which still retains its original colours above the level of the frieze. In 1894, the Journal of Decorative Art quoted: 'It is one of Dr Clouston's leading principles that in the treatment of the insane, their surroundings should be made as bright and as pleasant as possible'. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.


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