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Report - St Joseph's Seminary, Lancashire - March 2015

Discussion in 'Other Sites' started by GRONK, Mar 22, 2015.

  1. GRONK

    GRONK 28DL Regular User
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    Visited with Lavino and Tom, cheers lads for showing me around and putting up with my excessive photo taking. :thumb

    The visit
    This was a first for me, I've seen a few reports on the place but never managed to visit. We made it into the building and within a few minutes we'd set the motion sensors off, but there was no Secca on site at the time so we continued through the building. After about 45 minutes we heard the motion sensor trip again, Tom walked over to the window and that there was a silver pickup truck and a police car outside the main entrance. So we ended up running to find somewhere to hide. It was a great explore, sadly cut short by the police presence. But it is definitely worth a revisit.

    History of the site.
    St Joseph’s Seminary at Upholland 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. 1 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.

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    Cheers for looking.​
     
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  2. urblex

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    Good report, thought the taxidermy stuff was long gone
     
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  3. GRONK

    GRONK 28DL Regular User
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    Yea, it was in fairly good nic too.
     
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    Those alarms in this place are a bastard. Was still a good morning out tho the police just added to the excitment just ment we arrived at our other explores earlyier
     
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    Cracking stuff :thumb
     
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