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Interior. General view from staircase landing down to main hall.

AB 917

Description Interior. General view from staircase landing down to main hall.

Date 12/1966

Catalogue Number AB 917

Category Photographs and Off-line Digital Images

Copies SC 680354

Scope and Content View from the staircase landing down to the main hall, Norwood, Garthdee Road, Aberdeen Norwood was built in 1859, on the site of the 15th-century Pitfodels Castle. It was remodelled in 1881 by architect J Russell Mackenzie. The house was converted in 1972 by architects M F Beattie and W Cowie into the Norwood Hall Hotel. This photograph shows the elaborately decorated hall and staircase, with its carved wooden Corinthian columns and turned balustrade. The walls are covered with golden-toned Anaglypta wallpaper. There is a large, mirrored overmantel above the fireplace. Anaglypta, a form of thick-pulped embossed wallpaper, was very popular in Victorian homes. Its richness gave the appearance of stamped Spanish leather. Anagylpta was a trade-name which originates in the term, anaglyph, meaning an ornament in low relief. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.


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