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Video Report - St Joe's Orphanage, Preston, Jan 2016

Discussion in 'Asylums and Hospitals' started by hellonearth, Mar 30, 2016.

  1. hellonearth

    hellonearth 28DL Regular User
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    Well known by now but still a great explore. Entry is a little dodge as it is out in the open but once your in the courtyard its plain sailing. The place is huge with tonnes to see, highlights being the surgeries and the chapel.



    History is well known but for those who don't know, here's some info lifted from the web

    It was started in 1872 (according to Hewitson’s ‘A History of Preston) as an orphanage for Roman Catholic girls after an endowment from Mrs Maria Holland who later died in 1878.

    Hewistson writes in his 1883 tombe, ‘A History of Preston’:

    At the southern end of Theatre-street there is a charitable institution called St. Joseph’s Orphanage. It was built and partially endowed by a local Catholic lady – the lake Mrs. Maria Holland – in 1872. The Orphanage is solely for Roman Catholic orphan girls; and they are instructed and generally looked after by nuns. Mr.R.W.Hughes, formerly of Preston, was the architect of the building. Since its opening there have been extensions, the cost of which has been defrayed by Catholics. There are, at present, about 50 orphans here.

    Hewitson then goes on to describe the St Joseph’s Institute which was built onto the orphanage in 1877.

    On the eastern side of, and immediately adjoining, the Orphanage, there is “St Joseph’s Institute for the Sick Poor.” This building, which has its front in Mount-street, was erected out of funds bequeathed for the purpose by Mrs. Holland – the lady who erected the Orphanage; and it was opened in 1877. It is for Roman Catholics; is maintained by voluntary contributions; and is attended; gratuitously, by local medical gentlemen. There is accommodation at this Institute for about 25 patients.
     
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  2. Beannn

    Beannn 28DL Full Member
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    Went up to check this place out recently. Seems the owners are using the land for some private parking at the minute so didn't go in. Just a heads up for anyone else wanting to check this place out.
     
  3. Wevsky

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    'THE ABANDONED AND VERY VERY HAUNTED ORPHANAGE OF DOOM' :gay
     
  5. Lancashire lad

    Lancashire lad chief taster for costa coffee
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    nice big access point there maybe you should of left that bit out?
     
  6. Andre corry

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    I think you should try st joesphs seminary, Upholland.
     
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