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UK St. Josephs Seminary, Upholland - March 2016

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The Explore

Explored this place many times and always seems to have something new for me each time. The winter has not been kind to the place this year so thought I would pop another little report on to show what the old girl is looking like at the moment.

 

The History

Briefly, the abandoned St Joseph’s College, Upholland is a former Roman Catholic seminary, situated at Walthew Park, Upholland, Lancashire, England. The foundation of the large building were laid in April 1880 and college was opened in 1883. The buildings have recently been deconsecrated following the announced closure of the College which saw the last students leave in 1992.

 

The seminary was founded in 1880 by Bishop Bernard O’Reilly to be the Seminary serving the North West of England. The college was formally opened in 1883 and was situated in Walthew Park, Upholland, the geographic centre of the Diocese of Liverpool.

 

In 1986 the total number of students was down to 82, of whom only 54 were Church students, and it was no longer viable to educate them on the premises. From 1987 the remaining students attended St. John Rigby College in nearby Orrell for their schooling, an arrangement that continued until the very last of these students left Upholland in 1992. 

 

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Some nice decay setting in in the place now mate :) 

 

I like those roof shots and the look of the room with the greeny floor :thumb 

 

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This is my local Derp and I love it. Hate to see it falling apart. But it has something special. Your photos have done it a great justice. 

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33 minutes ago, The_Raw said:

Cool set there Bri, still never made it to see this yet. Might try and get up there this year

@The_Raw.... if you need a guide ;) 

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Some real nice shots of the place, nice to see that it's not been completely trashed by nob heads. Me & a non member tried to get in this at Xmas time, but as we were making our way in we got caught by the "Busies"

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This really is a great place. Some cool shots you got from here too and im not happy about those sinks being smashed up, i never got to see them on my visit about 2 years ago :(

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