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Hospitalfield House

Located in Arbroath in E Angus, Hospitalfield House is regarded as one of the finest country houses in Scotland. Originally founded in the mid-13th Century as a leprosy and plague hospice, it was remodelled and expanded in the mid-19th Century by Patrick Allan-Fraser (1813-90), who served as his own architect. The building draws on mediaeval domestic architecture, resulting in a curious, yet functional, arrangement of Scottish Gothic and with splendid interiors which are well-preserved. Like the nearby Mortuary Chapel, also designed by Allan-Fraser, Hospitalfield includes fine examples of stone carvings.

Sir Walter Scott stayed here in 1803 and again in 1809 and used the house as his model for 'Monksbarns' in 'The Antiquary', published in 1816.


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