NH6645 : Dunbar's Hospital

taken 7 years ago, near to Inverness, Highland, Great Britain

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Dunbar's Hospital
Dunbar's Hospital
Dunbar's Hospital, part of which can be seen here, is said to have been built using the materials from Oliver Cromwell's Fort or Citadel which had been built between 1652 and 1658. It was bequeathed to the people of Inverness by Provost Alexander Dunbar in 1668, from where it gets its name. His coat of arms is displayed in a stone above the arched front portal, which is just off to the left of this image (but can be seen in Colin Smith's photo here NH6645 : Dunbar's Hospital).
Although originally intended as an alms house and hospital, it was for many years used as the Grammar School. On the opening of the Royal Academy in 1792, the students moved there and this building was divided up, with part of it remaining a school, teaching only female students. It also had a female work society and another part of it became the parish library. Perhaps most remarkably, its lower floors housed several fire engines. When Inverness was struck by Cholera in the 1830s, it was once again used as a hospital for a while. It now houses a day care centre and some shops with flats above.
According to even the most detailed maps available online NH6645 : Church Lane, Inverness is shown as meeting Church Street at a cross roads with a wider lane continuing ahead. In fact - as can be seen here - the lane is faced by the fine old Dunbar's Hospital, the continuing lane being to the right of this building.
The building is Grade A listed - see LinkExternal link
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Date Taken
Sunday, 21 August, 2011   (more nearby)
Monday, 13 February, 2012
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  City, Town centre 
Place (from Tags)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NH 6651 4548 [10m precision]
WGS84: 57:28.7910N 4:13.6798W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NH 6648 4546
View Direction
East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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