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Interior View of main north-south corridor with bay Digital image of E/4765

SC 749506

Description Interior View of main north-south corridor with bay Digital image of E/4765

Date c. 1902

Catalogue Number SC 749506

Category On-line Digital Images

Copy of E 4765

Scope and Content Main north-south corridor with bay, Craig Dunain Hospital (Northern Counties District Lunatic Asylum), Leachkin Road, Inverness, Highland Craig Dunain Hospital, originally called Inverness District Asylum, was opened in 1864, the third District Asylum to be built in Scotland following the 1857 Lunacy (Scotland) Act. It was designed by James Matthews of Aberdeen and built on a magnificent site overlooking Inverness at a cost of £45,000. This shows the main corridor of this long Victorian, red sandstone institution, some 183m in length. It had two central 27.5m-high, square pavilion towers and its plain façade was broken up by gabled bays such as this. In 1898, to ease overcrowding, wards were added to the end of each wing. Craig Dunain served the whole Highland region, including the Western Isles. Overcrowding was a recurrent problem and expansion continued throughout the 1920s and 1930s, including a new recreation hall, nurses' home and isolation wards to cope with tuberculosis and typhoid. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.


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