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
Took a trip with MrAltitude, Shadow, Sophietherat, Gig and Cogitoi.
Great to meet new people! Was a really enjoyable night, stood around on the roof for about 15minutes gobsmacked from the view over the city. had a slight scare when a copper chopper flew over head, was a good laugh
Other 5ways photo's from the night
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.