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It is no secret that I adore St Josephs Seminary and I have been after seeing her sister college up north east for a while now. Walking around Ushaw you can see where they used a lot of the same designs and even improved upon them when St Josephs was built.
I have to say its very derpy now and it is probably a sign of what is to come at Upholland. 

I would of loved to of got into the live part but it wasn't open to the public until later in the day.

 

 

History

The English College, Douai was founded in 1568 but was forced to leave France in 1795 following the French Revolution. Part of the college settled temporarily at Crook Hall northwest of Durham. In 1804 Bishop William Gibson began to build at Ushaw Moor, four miles west of Durham. These buildings, designed by James Taylor, were opened as St Cuthbert's College in 1808. There was a steady expansion during the nineteenth century with new buildings put up to cater for the expanding number of clerical and secular students. In 1847, the newly built chapel, designed by Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin was opened.[2] This was followed by the Big Library and Exhibition Hall designed by Joseph Hansom, 1849–1851.[3] The Junior House, designed by the distinguished architect,Peter Paul Pugin, was added in 1859. St Cuthbert’s Chapel, designed by Dunn and Hansom, was opened in 1884, replacing an earlier one by Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin, which the seminary had then outgrown. The Refectory was designed and built byE. W. Pugin. The final development came in the early 1960s with the opening of a new East wing, providing additional classrooms and single bedrooms for 75 students. The main college buildings are grade II listed, however the College Chapel is grade II* and the Chapel of St Michael is grade I.

 

Until 2011, Ushaw was the principal Roman Catholic seminary in the north of England for the training of Catholic priests; finally closing in 2011 due to the shortage of vocations. The buildings and grounds are now occupied and maintained by the Ushaw charitable trust, and Durham University Business School is using the buildings from April 2012 for two years, whilst its own site is redeveloped.

 

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Nice mate, nice to see that pool again. Wasn't accessible when I went. 

I found the place quite photogenic, like you have. You've got some great shots :thumb 

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