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    This interesting find has had many uses but is still known to this day as a Fever Hospital.
    Opened in 1902 as a fever isolation hospital- treating illnesses such as scarlet fever, diphtheria and meningitis. The Fifeshire Typhoid epidemic in 1903 ensured that the hospital was full to capacity. Due to the building of the new hospital in Dunfermline the hospital closed its doors in 1967 and remained empty until 1970.
    It was then that the building was bought and turned into a fee-paying school called Corsbie Hall for boys between the age of 6-16 who were seen as maladjusted and mentally handicapped. Boys from all over the UK were sent to the school. An inspection was carried out in 1971 after concerns were raised that the school was not fit for purpose- the owner of the school became bankrupt in 1972 and the school closed.
    Since then it is unclear of when the building has been used but it has then been known as the site of the Corsbie Hall Hotel and an unregistered nursing home. The last known use was by Strathmore Plant hire up until 2006.

    5N9V0141[1] by HiddenScotsman, on Flickr

    During the visit, it is clear to see how long this place has been lying empty for- memories of all its various uses are scattered about all the out buildings. The place has a ghostly quietness to it and the most eerie feel- this may also have been caused by the jokers that brought the “owl man” to the site. The buildings are tattered with roofs falling in. Nature has started to grow round some of the entrances and the walls are now nearly bare apart from the graffiti that has built up over the years.
    All the buildings have their own qualities and interesting features but the building that stood out the most was the main building with its clinical white tiled long corridor plastered with the words “ERASE” this led onto what had previously been classrooms with various toys and children’s shoes lying about.
    It is clear to see what building had latterly been the hotel- the roof has completely fallen in so access to certain parts was difficult- the bar still stands but there has clearly not been a customer served there for many of years.
    This is worth the visit but beware the Owl Man

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    Also Lormack was with me so I'm sure you will see her snaps pop up soon.
    Last edited by HiddenScotsman; 31st Jan 18 at 17:01.

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    That's pretty cool, am liking your mix of pic styles!

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    Thanks. Yeah loads to photo there

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    Even though it's trashed it's still a photogenic place and you captured it well
    I like to go where others fear to tread.

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    Great pictures and thanks for all the background info on the place. I was there a few years ago, apparently where the famous "owlman" video was shot.

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    Exact same place. The penny dropped when in was in the room where he trapped folks. I had a wee panic attack

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    Love the detailed shots HS, really suits the mood of the place.

    Can't believe no one actually knocked out the owlman
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