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Interior-general view of corridor in Craig House

SC 701977

Description Interior-general view of corridor in Craig House

Date 1895

Collection Bedford Lemere and Company

Catalogue Number SC 701977

Category On-line Digital Images

Copy of BL 13227

Scope and Content 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 top-lit corridor is divided along its length by arches which rise from panelled pilasters decorated with lozenges. The walls have dado panelling and a frieze with a bold pattern of leaves, flowers and stems. The pattern of the fitted carpet follows the lines of division made by the arches. Craighouse was planned with the help of a patient, trained as a draughtsman. Most patients had their own bedroom which opened off a communal corridor. Patients who could not afford to pay very much were relegated to sharing in dormitories, and noisy patients were isolated in their own corridor. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.

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