NT2971 : The Robin Chapel

taken 3 years ago, near to Craigmillar, Edinburgh, Great Britain

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The Robin Chapel
The Robin Chapel
Seen from Queens Walk, with some of the Thistle Foundation houses around.
The Robin Chapel and Thistle Foundation
The Thistle Foundation is a charity founded by Sir Francis and Lady Isabella Tudsbery in 1944 to provide housing and support for disabled servicemen from WWI. It provides a community supported by professional staff to create as normal an environment as possible for families to live together LinkExternal link . While the housing complex was being planned the Tudsbery’s son, Lt Robin Tudsbery [Royal Horse Guards] was killed in action in the last days of WWII, aged 25, and the memorial chapel dedicated to him was incorporated into the scheme. It is Category A-listed, completed in 1953, and designed in the Scottish Arts & Crafts style by John F Matthew, of the architectural firm Lorimer & Matthew.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 11 February, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 11 February, 2017
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Historic sites and artefacts  Religious sites  Suburb, Urban fringe  People, Events 
Person (from Tags)
John F Matthew  Robin Tudsbery 
Place (from Tags)
Craigmillar  Edinburgh 
Primary Subject of Photo
Chapel 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 2946 7149 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:55.8767N 3:7.8359W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 2943 7150
View Direction
East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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War Memorial WW1 and WW2  Arts & Crafts  Thistle Foundation  Church 

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