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Ushaw Seminary - Durham - March 2015

Urbexbandoned

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A former Catholic seminary and Licensed Hall of Residence of the University of Durham, covers 400 acres in the village of Ushaw Moor in the UK. It was founded in 1808 by scholars from English College, Douai, who had fled France after that college had been closed during the French Revolution. Ushaw College had been affiliated with the University of Durham since 1968. 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.

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Visited this whilst on my Durham tour, of all the places and I pick Durham, saying that I have infact had some of the nicest explores here.

Was a lovely day, a little chilly. Turned up, parked the car outside some other derelict farm house but didn't go in there. Traipsed across some land to get to the Seminary and found our access point, relatively easy. I had been told this place had gone downhill dramatically and they weren't wrong, but still got some OK shots. Didn't manage to get in to the chapel, that was pretty secure.





















 

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It seams religion is on a downward spiral :p

Good for us ;)

Cool moody shots and good to see (y)

:comp

 
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The downward spiral can continue haha, Thanks mate

 

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Nice that.

Like that staircase and some nice corridor shots!

 

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Like the corridors too and the ornate wooden ceilings also, lovely looking external shot at the end there too (y)

 

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That is a gorgeous big old building, nice one :)

 
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