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Report - St Josephs Seminary, Upholland - April 2015

Discussion in 'Other Sites' started by PROJ3CTM4YH3M, Jan 23, 2016.

  1. PROJ3CTM4YH3M

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    Briefly, the abandoned St Joseph’s College, Upholland is a former Roman Catholic seminary, situated at Walthew Park, Upholland, Lancashire, England. The foundation of the large building were laid in April 1880 and college was opened in 1883. The buildings have recently been deconsecrated following the announced closure of the College which saw the last students leave in 1992.

    The seminary was founded in 1880 by Bishop Bernard O’Reilly to be the Seminary serving the North West of England. The college was formally opened in 1883 and was situated in Walthew Park, Upholland, the geographic centre of the Diocese of Liverpool.

    In 1986 the total number of students was down to 82, of whom only 54 were Church students, and it was no longer viable to educate them on the premises. From 1987 the remaining students attended St. John Rigby College in nearby Orrell for their schooling, an arrangement that continued until the very last of these students left Upholland in 1992.

    Visited with Donna, Baron Scotland, Jeremy Gibbs, Jorieke and Eva. Despite my numerous previous visits to this place due to a combination of alarms and not having a clue where they were the infamous row of sinks had eluded me. On this visit however, we were pretty blessed to find a fault on the alarm system which appeared to have disabled the sirens, we were in luck! Shortly after a few rooftop shots I went back inside on the hunt for them damn sinks and after about 20 minutes finally tracked them down. Also, this time, I had a better look around the ground floor and visited the chapel which we had seen briefly once before but had been interrupted there after tripping alarm sensors.

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    Higher res copies of the above photos and more on my website: St Josephs Seminary
     
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    thats really something, great example of a seminary - great snaps as always :-)
     
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    You've done this place proud
    Top work fella :thumb
     
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    You got a good shot of the sinks in the end :thumb The chapel looks amazing! Nice report.
     
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  5. PROJ3CTM4YH3M

    PROJ3CTM4YH3M 28DL Regular User
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    Cheers man! Its a really nice place lots of cool original features :)

    Thanks man, done a few sets on this place but certainly happy with this bunch. I hear its really starting to go down hill now :(

    Yes! took some doing but finally got to see them :D All smashed up now though :( . Chapel is lovely! glad I had more than a minute or so to take photos of it this time! pity about the seats being moved from the centre but that was quite a while ago I believe
     
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    simply stunning work
     
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    This is absolutely brilliant! You've done really well with these.
     
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    Nice pictures these m8ty seen some bits I've missed out
     
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