Inset Beds of Scotland Photos

Inset Beds, built into a wall or enclosed furniture box, usually closed by a curtain or even a door, were once used in Scotland for warmth. They faded from the culture banned by health authorities for disease prevention.

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Housekeepers room with box bed at Craigievar Castle. Alford, Scotland.Housekeepers room with box bed converted to bathroom at Craigievar Castle. Alford, Scotland.Box beds for staff at Craigievar Castle. Alford, Scotland.Inset bed in fisherman's cottage at Scottish Fisheries Museum. Anstruther, Scotland.
Housekeepers room with box bed at Craigievar Castle. Alford, Scotland.Housekeepers room with box bed converted to bathroom at Craigievar Castle. Alford, Scotland.Box beds for staff at Craigievar Castle. Alford, Scotland.Inset bed in fisherman's cottage at Scottish Fisheries Museum. Anstruther, Scotland.
Inset bed in Highland cottage at Highland Folk Museum. Newtonmore, Scotland.Early 20th C farmhouse with curtained inset bed at Highland Folk Museum. Newtonmore, Scotland.Enclosed bed in Cottar's House at Highland Folk Museum. Newtonmore, Scotland.Inset bed in Cottar's House at Highland Folk Museum. Newtonmore, Scotland.
Inset bed in Highland cottage at Highland Folk Museum. Newtonmore, Scotland.Early 20th C farmhouse with curtained inset bed at Highland Folk Museum. Newtonmore, Scotland.Enclosed bed in Cottar's House at Highland Folk Museum. Newtonmore, Scotland.Inset bed in Cottar's House at Highland Folk Museum. Newtonmore, Scotland.
Enclosed bed at Robert Burns House. Dumfries, Scotland.Inset bed at Tenement House museum. Glasgow, Scotland.

Enclosed bed at Robert Burns House. Dumfries, Scotland.Inset bed (bed in closet) at Tenement House museum. Glasgow, Scotland.


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