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Public Statues and Sculpture Association

Elizabeth Crichton

Photo: Rosser1954 Wikimedia Commons


Sculptor: Bill Scott (1935-2012)

Materials: Bronze

Unveiled: May 2020

Elizabeth Crichton

Elizabeth Crichton (1779–1862) was a philanthropist, who founded the Crichton Royal Hospital in Dumfries. She had wanted to open a university, but was unable to obtain permission and instead founded a mental hospital, which delivered treatment that was very advanced for the time. Ironically, today the hospital estate is a university campus. The memorial statue standing on a stone disc, the sculptor, Bill Scott based on a painting of 1870.

Location: Crichton Campus, Dumfries, Scotland.