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UK St Joseph's College Upholland Dec 15

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They said it couldn't be done any more. So what better place to go and test out a new camera. The winter and vandals have not been good to Old Joes, the old sinks are all smashed to fuck, there is more graffiti and the library had a waterfall.

 

It was cold, dark and wet.

 

That said its still a great visit and that atmosphere remains.

 

And a big thanks to Alex for helping me with my camera and being a guide of the place.

 

History

Upholland college was a catholic seminary (priest-training institute) Built in 1880 and opened in 1883, the first phase was built to a design by James O’Bryne. Set amongst a backdrop of copse and wildwood amidst gently sloping fields, the buildings are flanked with rough-hewn stone. An upper and lower lake are separated by a gentle and soothing waterfall. The 150 acres of land the seminary is built upon had been purchased at auction in 1877. The grandeur of the chapels, meeting rooms, fixtures and fittings was unbelievable. The seminary was closed during WW1 and reopened in 1919 along with a junior seminary. The second phase of construction commenced in 1923. The design was in a different style to the original buildings, however it was equally as grand. Landscaped gardens and sports facilities were also completed by 1927. A new chapel was added in 1930 along with 14 sub chapels. The final addition to the site was a science block. It later closed for good in 1991.

 

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There was a point where I was just bored altogether of seeing this place but it's good to see it pop up again now that it's been a while! Good work :thumb 

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13 hours ago, hamtagger said:

Good to see theres people out there that can still climb palisade lol. Great selection of pics there mate, i like the puddle one :)

 

:comp:

 

Ive learnt that if there isnt a door and a flashing light saying "entrance," people just wont try. 

 

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13 hours ago, The_Raw said:

There was a point where I was just bored altogether of seeing this place but it's good to see it pop up again now that it's been a while! Good work :thumb 

 

Youre right mate, it has been done to death. But I had a new camera that needed testing out and this isnt far from me. 

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The last shot is awesome! This place has such lovely features. I'd be surprised if a little palisade could keep anyone any to be honest... 

 

Thanks for sharing mate :thumb 

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11 minutes ago, Urbexbandoned said:

The last shot is awesome! This place has such lovely features. I'd be surprised if a little palisade could keep anyone any to be honest... 

 

Thanks for sharing mate :thumb 

Thanks :D My Pleasure.

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