1878 Craighead House

Further photos of former Craighead House photographed by early photographer Thomas Annan in 1878. The plate negative providing some fantastic detail. Photographed a whopping 141 years ago, this was the home of George Alston.

1878 Craighead House by Thomas Annan

Just 4 years after this photo, in 1882, Craighead House burned down back to its shell. However, the property was well insured and was rebuilt. The hothouse pictured was rebuilt in a different more ‘fashionable’ style, more grand constructed from iron and glass in an ornate Victorian style.

1878 Craighead Hothouse

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Anthony Smith Was Craighead House ever used as a Monastery.
Val Martin no

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