NT2971 : The Robin Chapel

taken 4 years ago, near to Craigmillar, Edinburgh, Great Britain

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The Robin Chapel
The Robin Chapel
A view from the south.
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)
Saturday, 11 February, 2017
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Religious sites  Suburb, Urban fringe  People, Events 
Person (from Tags)
Robin Tudsbery  John F Matthew 
Place (from Tags)
Edinburgh  Craigmillar 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 2947 7148 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:55.8714N 3:7.8262W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 2946 7146
View Direction
North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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Thistle Foundation  Church  Arts & Crafts  War Memorial WW1 and WW2 

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