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Report - St. Joesphs Seminary, Upholland - Oct 2015

Discussion in 'Other Sites' started by GK_WAX, Oct 12, 2015.

  1. GK_WAX

    GK_WAX 28DL Regular User
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    History:
    Upholland college was a catholic seminary (priest-training institute) Built in 1880 and opened in 1883, the first phase was built to a design by James O’Bryne. Set amongst a backdrop of copse and wildwood amidst gently sloping fields, the buildings are flanked with rough-hewn stone. An upper and lower lake are separated by a gentle and soothing waterfall. The 150 acres of land the seminary is built upon had been purchased at auction in 1877. The grandeur of the chapels, meeting rooms, fixtures and fittings was unbelievable. The seminary was closed during WW1 and reopened in 1919 along with a junior seminary. The second phase of construction commenced in 1923. The design was in a different style to the original buildings, however it was equally as grand. Landscaped gardens and sports facilities were also completed by 1927. A new chapel was added in 1930 along with 14 sub chapels. The final addition to the site was a science block. It later closed for good in 1991.

    The Visit:
    i visisted here with @Lavino, @woopashoopaa & @Vulex after a failed attempt of entry at another place earlier that morning.
    I did believe the place was big from seeing other reports but i was amazed when i saw it in the flesh, huge is an understatement!
    Once inside we was dreading walking past the PIR sensors and setting off the alarm but it didn't seem to be on at the time which made it more of a relaxed explore. We was here for about 2 hours scouting through different rooms and taking snaps until we saw secca's car outside. Thinking he had come in looking for us we made a dash back to the access point but got lost and couldnt find the way out! 15 mins later we was out and taking exterior photos of the building only to see the secca's car had now gone. Phew!

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    Sorry if some photos are abit blury.
    Thanks for looking.
    GK WAX
     
    #1 GK_WAX, Oct 12, 2015
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  2. Canadrummergetsome

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    Nice report and some nice pictures! Thanks for the upload :thumb
     
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    thankyou :)
     
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    Some nice shots there m8ty it turned out to be a good outing in the end :thumb
     
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    Nice pictures, shame we couldn't get in the first place. But still a good day :thumb
     
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    Nice report mate, don't think I've ever seen that machine in pic 3 :)
     
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    if you look deep enough then you will find :thumb
     
  8. BrainL

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    Only been there 3 times so still quite a bit stuff I still need to see in there actually
     
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    Nice one mate, some great pics there.

    Well Done
     
  10. GK_WAX

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    only been once myself, bet i missed loads to see :eek:
     
  11. GK_WAX

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    thanks bud
     
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    I'd recommend going at night, get up to roof and watch the sun come up from there. Amazing experience and so peaceful
     
  13. GK_WAX

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    i want to sleepover in a place like that lol aswell
     
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