This report is left over from a day out in Kent last month. To be honest the place is in pretty bad shape but it's easy to imagine what it must have looked like in it's hey day
Splored with Skeleton Key, Priority 7 and Tstranger
Westmout College started life as a Jewish School founded in 1847 by the Rabbi Raphael Cohen
Renamed as Mount Ellis in 1865 for Leicestershire colliery owner and jewish businessman Joseph Joel Ellis, After Ellis's death in 1885 it became a school once more and was run by Robert Chignell.
He later sold it to a group led by Dover Mayor Dr Astley who had recently formed the Dover College Company.
In later years it was run by Dover Council as an adult education centre it was soon to close and fell into disrepair.
The upper floors were gutted by fire in 2007
Thanks for looking
After chasing up loads of failures locally, Thompski and I decided to leave the shitty midlands and head up north to hit up a load of sites on a weekend roadtr0p fuelled on relentless and booze.
Ushaw college (sorry!) was the first site we visited. History can be found at the usual source here
I know this has been absolutely battered recently so I'll keep it brief.
Access was fairly straightforward although we made it a bit harder than it needed to be :banghead After successful deployment, we headed straight to the most interesting bit
And I engaged in some 50mm faggotry
The rest of the place is fairly uninspiring, so only a few shots.
That was it for our first site of the trip. The chapel made for a stunning start to a generally favourable couple of days
Cheers for stopping by,
Right this was a spur of the moment find as the place we where heading out to just wasnt do-able,its a chapel from a closed down and well demolished college ,i assume the chapel is still there because its listed!well i assume!the college is long gone and rebuilt on i cant find any info on the chapel it self ,but its been there as long as i can remember!right no flashy right up !the place had seen fire damage at some point and was in a bad way most of the stained glass windows had been destroyed,but a few pics of the night are in order..
it has been chav'd!!
And for some reason a small boat inside..
Right like i say wasnt our first choice but has been there a while waiting for a look inside to be had so we did
Visited with Frosty, Shadow, Muffie and Vanishing Days,
Mid Kent College Horsted Campus was originally built to be a government training center, it was left for nearly two years until it was actually opened as the Medway College of Technology. The campus originally opened with these original subjects, Building, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, and Science. From walking around the site now, it is clear a lot more subjects were available and a few of the buildings look to be of a much more recent time. The campus was opened by the Duke of Edinburgh in 1955, when he also met a few of the students and staff.
This place is much more interesting that you first think it's going to be. There's around 10 seperate buildings on the site, we managed to explore 2 of them fully, and most of a 3rd one before being distrubed by a pikie with a rather large crowbar in hand - we decided a hasty exit was called for. There's soooo much more to see however, and I don't think we've seen the best of it yet.
Unfortunitely the pikies are ruining it inside very quickly, it won't be long before it's a total mess. At the moment there's quite a lot of interesting bits and pieces to see.
View along the front of one of the buildings
Not worked out why I like this staircase so much yet.
Evidence of Science and engineering all over the site with lots of big bits of equipment left in situ
They also did Drama and performing arts by the looks of things in the curious round building which had this studio at the bottom and dressing rooms etc. all round the 2nd floor.
Absolutely mint lecture theatre
Interesting specimen in the Biology Lab
More labs - there were loads of them
There's definitely more to find here.
Soooooo after seeing a couple of reports go up recently covering this part of the old college, and tried previously on numerous attempts with no avail a few years ago when we managed the sports hall and Withersdane Hall parts, i decided now was the time to return and have another go.
Credit to whoever put this part on the achievable list as previous to this outing security had always patrolled and none of us could ever find a way in.
Fast forward to some overcast late morning, i asked @starlight if she was up for having another look round the place, knowing she had also been for a look but not manged this part either. We hooked up and set off just down the road to this place which is very close to where im usually lurking.
History of the college: Which im sure you have all read in other reports of this place...
The College of St Gregory and St Martin at Wye, more commonly known as Wye College, was an educational institution in the small village of Wye, Kent, England, 60 miles (100 km) east of London in the North Downs area. ... The college was officially closed by its then owner, Imperial College London, in September 2009.
Founded in 1447 by John Kempe, the Archbishop of York, as a college for the training of priests, in 1894, the school moved to new premises, and the South Eastern Agricultural College was established in the buildings with Alfred Daniel Hall as principal. In 1898, Wye became a School of Agriculture within the University of London. Until 2005, Wye College was a well-known study and research centre in the fields of rural business and management, biological sciences, and the environment and agriculture. The college was officially closed by its then owner, Imperial College London, in September 2009.
Today, buildings that formerly housed Wye College have been repurposed as the Mind Campus in Withersdane Hall, a substance abuse rehabilitation clinic, and Wye School, a school for children of year seven and up. The main campus and several other buildings have been owned by Telareal Trillium since 2015 who are developing a masterplan involving some new housing.
I cant really say much about the actual wander around, it was non eventful as security really has been wound down since i was last here. It was extremely easy going and with a bit of improvisation and teamwork we managed to cover all of this section of buildings.
As i think stated in previous reports, not much left in there but very clean suprisingly and the lecture hall was a highlight for me.
Cheers for looking, blut.