I wont bore you with too much history, this place has been done before, and has been done better than my attempt. I just want to share some of my stuff, and hopefully get to know some people on the forum as I am pretty new to urbex.
St Joseph's College, Upholland is a former Roman Catholic seminary in Upholland, Lancashire, England. The foundation of the large building was laid in April 1880 and college was opened in 1883. The buildings have recently been deconsecrated.
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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I was planning on visiting Crank Caverns with a few friends to start our exploring adventures with an easy location, but on route, I found the College. We parked quite a bit away from the main road into the spot, so I dont even know what that side looks like, but I will be returning. We approached through the woods, down a public footpath and arrived at the amazing building. We spent around 15 minutes taking a few snaps, looking at possible entrance points, but by the time we made it around to the cemetary, a friendly security guard came around and informed us that we were trespassing and had to leave. We had a bit of a chat with the friendly bloke before heading off on our way with a bit more information.
My friends and I also run a facebook page where we post all of our outdoorsy stuff, bikes, urbex, 4x4ing, anything really. https://www.facebook.com/0151outdoors/
Anyway, heres some pictures, if anyone here can shed some light on approaching this place with more chance of success, give me a message please.
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