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Interior View of Laundry Digital image of E/4778

SC 749528

Description Interior View of Laundry Digital image of E/4778

Date c. 1902

Catalogue Number SC 749528

Category On-line Digital Images

Copy of E 4778

Scope and Content Laundry, Craig Dunain Hospital (Northern Counties District Lunatic Asylum), Leachkin Road, Inverness, Highland Craig Dunain Hospital, originally known as Inverness District Asylum, was opened in 1864 for the care and treatment of the mentally ill. Built on a magnificent site overlooking Inverness and the Moray Firth, Craig Dunain, designed and built by James Matthews of Aberdeen, was closed in 2000. This shows the laundry, housed in a separate building behind the main hospital, and run under the watchful eye of the laundry superintendent. Designed for 250 patients, the asylum became severely overcrowded and had to accommodate many more, putting a severe strain on facilities such as this. Overcrowding was a recurrent problem for Craig Dunain. Although additional ward space was built onto the ends of both the male and female wings of the asylum in 1898, further expansion was again necessary in the 1920s and 1930s, including a new recreation hall added in 1927. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.


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