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St Peters Ceminary in Cardross , Scotland. We made the daft mistake of going late in a summers afternoon...and before we knew, we were in the middle of no where...inside this old ceminary...I found this place pretty creepy, and felt like we were being constantly watched!! A little history..... Following a fire in 1946 at St. Peter's Seminary in the Glasgow suburb of Bearsden, a new home was needed for the seminary. Discussions began with Gillespie, Kidd & Coia in 1953, but the plans for a new college in the village of Cardross were not finalised until 1961, when building began. It is one of only 42 post-war buildings in Scotland to be listed at Category A, the highest level of protection for a building of "special architectural or historic interest". It has been abandoned since the end of the 1980s, and is currently in a ruinous state. Despite a number of proposals for reuse or renovation of the building, its future remains insecure. It was nice and bright outside when we entered.... Graffiti my soul..... Charred..... Entrance to hell..... Who turned the lights off.....? All we want is light again.....
The Seminary was built following a fire at the original St Peter's Seminary in Bearsden, Glasgow in 1946. Plans were drawn up to to build a new Seminary on the 57 hectare Kilmahew Estate, incorporating the old Kilmahew House into the plans. Andy McMillan and Izi Metzstein of Gillespie, Kidd and Coia designed the new Seminary, which would become famous for it's stark modernist brutalist style and unique ziggurat rooflight. Once complete in 1966 the number of students to the priesthood had declined and the seminary never reached it's full capacity, also with it's unique structure there were maintenance and water ingress issues from the start. Changes were abound in the priesty world, and in 1980 St Peter's closed it's doors for good. It was then used as a drug rehab centre until the late 1980s. Kilmahew House itself was demolished after a fire in 1995. So since then beings who are natively termed 'neds', vandals, nature and pikies have had a good crack at destroying the place, but I think there is a desolate but tranquil kind of charm to it in it's current condition and surroundings of lush green trees and stuff. It was a beautiful mostly sunny day when Scattergun and I visited, which gave some great lighting. Did something a bit different with most of the pics as I just didn't like the dull colours of them. No exciting and dodgy access stories I'm afraid, just enjoyed the peace and wandering and of course laughs Did something a bit different with most of the pics as I just didn't like the dull colours of them" These next two are portrait- (If they need to be smaller the links are at the bottom of the page ) Cheerz, Oh can you centre it please Thank you please smaller portraits -