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Report - Stratheden Hospital, Fife - July 2015

Discussion in 'Asylums and Hospitals' started by clebby, Aug 20, 2015.

  1. clebby

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    Stratheden Hospital, née the Fife and Kinross District Asylum.

    Another one of the highlights our recent Scottish epic. Visited with dweeb and Cat.

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    Some history:

    Not much to say here other than that it was a bit of a blast from the past. The days of turd brown NHS signs and dated carpets in English hospitals seem to be well and truly over, so it was a pleasure to see them once more in Scotland and I suspect this is one of the last chances we will get. That said, Cat and I do have our eyes on a couple more potential gems north of the border..

    It should be noted that the hospital hasn't entirely closed, and a big part of the fun is dodging stray patients and groundsmen whilst looking for a way in. Either way, it would appear that the best bits are derelict, most notably a simply stunning curved glazed corridor which must be one of the best things I've seen in a long time.

    Some pictures:

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    Wards:

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    Pharmacy:

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    Whilst the hospital has largely escaped modernisation, there's a few token suspended ceilings scattered about the place. Fortunately for us, most of these are collapsing to reveal much the grander ceilings and cornicing beyond.

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    Many of the rooms had served multiple purposes over the years - this one as a gym and as a kitchen:

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    And believe it or not this ward has been used as a badminton court in later years:

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    The so-called 'museum room' - other than the ECT machines (which are purportedly in safe hands) it is largely intact, if a little dispersed:

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    Some sort of crazy homemade weighing chair:

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    The beautiful curved corridor - note that the planks on the ceiling are positioned lengthways as opposed to horizontally which shows real workmanship and effort.

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    Lino epic:

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    And finally, it's things like this that I really enjoy stumbling across - a loose tile in a ghastly suspended ceiling reveals original cornicing and ancient wallpaper:

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    Go here if you're in Scotland and at a loose end, it might be one of the last chances you'll get.​
     

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  2. ACID- REFLUX

    ACID- REFLUX 28DL Regular User
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    Well that"s one impressive building, like your attention to detail that most of us miss nicely done :thumb

    Loving that corridor, certainly makes a change :)
     
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    Proper noice that fella :thumb
     
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    Incredible, good to see something of this standard still out there.
     
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  5. Lavino

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    Great report that corridor is cool :thumb
     
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    Jordanchinkbmx "Take only pictures, leave only footprints"
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    Love the shots of the corridor, great report :thumb
     
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  7. WildBoyz

    WildBoyz Is this the future?
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    Nicely captured! Really like those curved corridor shots.
     
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  8. Choo Choo m8ty

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    Ditto on all the above. Great report thx for report
     
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  9. Tawny Fawn

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    So much stuff left there! That typewriter is beautiful, some really great shots :thumb
     
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  10. Camera Shy

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    Cracking place, nice snaps too.
     
  11. the darkside

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    Just stumbled across this report, seen this place from years ago, wondering, anyone know what the current situation is with the place & fancy an updated visit? Cheers. Top images btw, love them!
     
  12. Urbexbandoned

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    Nice to see this pop up again, that curved corridor does it for me. Plenty to see otherwise though :thumb
     
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