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Crichton Royal Institution
Crichton Royal Institution
W.A.F. Brown Esqr.
Annual Report (1849)
Gazetteer of Scotland (1845)
055 [Situation] About 7/8 mile S.S.E. [South South East] of St. Michaels church Dumfries
A large building 3 and 4 stories high built of red sandstone. It was built about 10 years ago, the fund appropriated to the building of it was a bequest of upwards of £100,000 by the late Dr. [Doctor] Crichton of Friars Carse. The Institution was originally designed to be an university. It is a large and commodious Asylum for lunatics. It is incorporated a few years since by Act of Parliament. The building to which the above name particularly applies is lately (since the completion of the Southern Counties Asylum) appropriated to patients who pay for their accommodation. Rates of board paid varies from 30 pounds to £350 per annum. The affairs managed by Trustees and a board of directors. The resident Officers are a Treasurer, a resident Physician, a Matron a Medical assistant and a house Steward. This department is capable of Accommodating 120 patients. It is at present full

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