Eglington was originally the college’s Infirmary, which explains the ‘unique’ size and layout of the rooms. By the 1980s the hostel was used for bedrooms, a few of which were shared. The adjacent single storey building was used as the Medical Centre. In later years the shared rooms were divided into single ones. [It’s named after Lady Eglinton’s Well, found near Dam Head Cottage on the Lower Lake. The well commemorates the Baronet Sir Thomas Wentworth’s wife Grace, who married Alexander Montgomerie, 8th Earl of Eglinton, after Thomas’ death in 1675. Does anyone know how the ‘g’ was acquired?!]
The photos were taken by David Newland and John Morrissy.
The rooms are in ascending order. Hover to get label and click to enlarge.
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