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Booth House and Occupational Therapy-Sunnyside Royal- July 2018

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Pamexplore

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Visited this immense site recently but was not able to access whole site. It’s now pretty well locked up tight. Couldn’t find much information on what I accessed but here is some history of the hospital.

Sunnyside Royal Hospital, was built in 1855-7 on a hillside site 6km north of Montrose to replace the old Royal Asylum in the town. The new site was further developed in 1888-91 when a hospital block, designed by the architects, Sydney Mitchell & Wilson, was built to the north-west of the main building, and a large villa, Carnegie Lodge, was added to house private patients. Another two villas, Howden Villa and North Esk Villa, were built in the early 1900s to provide accommodation for pauper patients, and a nurses' home was constructed in 1935.

The Royal Asylum of Montrose was founded in 1781 by Mrs Susan Carnegie of Charlton for the treatment of private and pauper lunatics, and was the first purpose-built psychiatric institute in Scotland. Prior to this, insane patients had been housed in the Old Tolbooth in the High Street. In 1858 the asylum was transferred to Moffatt's new building on the lands of a farm at Sunnyside. The new building cost £27,513, and was built in the Jacobean style Moffatt often adopted. When the lease of the farmlands expired in 1911, 52 acres were purchased for the hospital at a cost of £4,500.





























 
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Well I guess you figured out the photo thing, nice! Thank you for taking the time to post. :)
 

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Yeah, only took me hours lol. The imgur site had gone to mobile, I had to delete the app to go desktop and it then allowed me to do it. :)
 

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Aah yes, something I probably could make more clear, the instructions are all for PC/Laptop, not mobile devices.
 

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Most people would figure that out a bit quicker than me I think lol. Hope the report has followed the rules.
 

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This reminds me I must flip over my mattress. We all love Sunnyside, hope you manage to see some more of it another time. Thanks for posting Pam...it takes me months not hours to post if that makes you feel any better!:wink-new:
 

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Thanks, hope you got your mattress flipped 😂. ... that does make me feel better 🤪
 

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