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Interior-general view of Sitting Room in Craig House

SC 701985

Description Interior-general view of Sitting Room in Craig House

Date 1895

Collection Bedford Lemere and Company

Catalogue Number SC 701985

Category On-line Digital Images

Copy of BL 13245

Scope and Content Parlour, 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 light and airy parlour, with an impressive compartmentalised ceiling, has a large uncurtained bay window which allows natural light to flood into the room. The walls are panelled to dado height, and the inglenook fireplace has a mirrored overmantel decorated with delicate Adamesque detailing. Craighouse was designed to provide patients with as much individual treatment as possible, in a variety of 'uplifting' environments where sunlight and light colours played a major part. The aim was to provide a home rather than an asylum for the treatment of the patients' physical and mental needs. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.


File Format (TIF) Tagged Image File Format bitmap

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