Thursday, 11 April 2013

F is for Farimile


Fairmile is a former mental hospital in the village I live in. It opened in 1870 and closed in 2003, 2010 work began on converting the building and grounds into housing.
My parents worked there most of their lives and for the two and a half I have been covering the development. You can read my blogs on the place here 


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10 comments:

  1. There are something about old hospital that we recognise with ease - I didn't even have to look at the caption to know. My children were born in Cuckfield General Hospital which was converted into office and flats and my daughter ended up working just on the spot she was born - the same window I looked out of between contractions was over her desk!

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  2. Wonderful towers with pigeons flying around. Perfect setting. Does it have a dungeon? What about rooms,mazes and stairways that lead nowhere? Bwahahaha

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  3. It's huge and what sad stories it undoubtedly contains. Was it ever a workhouse? It has that kind of look to it.

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    1. It was never a workhouse it's original name way Berkshire Lunatic Asylum and that was shown on OS Maps. Have read of my blogs in the link.

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  4. It's really quite a beautiful building. What a long history!

    I love lizy-expat-writer's story. :)

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  5. Ooh, places like that are often considered to be haunted. Any stories?

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    1. Lots I've heard from people who have been working there and heard noises, sill to find out some from the residents

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  6. I read the linked blog. There has been a lot of work done. Great to see that a previously derelict site has been brought back to life.

    The former Mayday Hills Asylum in Beechworth (close to where I live) has been the site of Ghost tours for some time. The site was recently sold to local developers. It is a beautiful old building steeped in history. It will be interesting to see what they do with it.

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  7. Wonderful old building...Great Shot !!

    Enjoy your weekend

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  8. It is a great looking building. Thanks for the comment.

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