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Report - Ushaw College, Durham - Apr '16

Discussion in 'Other Sites' started by KM_Punk, Apr 4, 2016.

  1. KM_Punk

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    Junior Roman Catholic seminary chapel. 1857-9 by E.W. Pugin after competition. Coursed squared sandstone with ashlar plinth and dressings; roof of graduated Lakeland slates with stone gable copings. Gothic Revival style. Nave with south transept; Lady chapel on east of transept. High pointed arched windows, 2-light in nave, 4-light in transept and 5-light in east front, under dripmoulds in buttressed bays; diagonal buttresses to transept, set-back buttresses at east and west ends. Sill string, stepped to large windows and to 6-foil Lady chapel window. Gablets on buttresses and on kneelers of steeply-pitched corbelled roof. Stone cross finials. INTERIOR: has painted plaster with long wall-posts on angel corbels supporting arch-braced panelled roof with stencil decoration. 2-centred north entrance and organ arches. Much rich decoration, including painted moulded dado rail with naturalistic leaf stops; painted decoration of Lady chapel circa 1890 by Rev. Henry Gillow. Caen stone high altar with marble shafts and alabaster tabernacle arch; high-relief carved roundels in altar and scenes from life of St. Aloysius in reredos. Canopied statue of Our Lady, the Mother of Jesus, by Hoffman on north side of altar. West bay of north wall contains altar of St. Innocent, 1882 by Charles Hadfield with marble front and shafts, and Caen stone crocketed canopies over silver-plated reliquary doors, studded with crystal and purple stones. Lady chapel has richly-carved altar with frontal painted by A.M. Rossi. A second statue by Hoffman now removed to main college at entrance to chapel of St. Bede. Organ painted in Gothic style by Bevington. C19 stained glass includes some by Hardman.

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    We came here during a fun filled visit to the North East. Despite how trashed the building is, it's still an enjoyable walk around.

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    Unfortunately the chapel had a massive steel shutter over the entrance, so that plan quickly diminished. Still was a nice, relaxed visit. Had a brief look at the farm and chose not to bother.

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    Cheers for Looking :thumb
     
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  2. Bad monkey face

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    amazing, some great photo's you've taken. the place looks huge and well worth a visit
     
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    Rather nice I do say so myself :)
     
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    Nice set of snaps :thumb Good old county Durham! How could you avoid the farm!? It's the most intact bit ;) Shame about the chapel, I'd heard that had been sealed recently.
     
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    Fantastic - love the way your first pic is EXACTLY the same elevation as the old pic. Top report...
     
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    This looks pretty good as well :thumb
    Glad you had a good weekend
     
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    nice thread, that wheelchair never moves. :D
     
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    Good stuff this, liking some of the shots :thumb
     
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    chapel sealed when we went, and the pool - ... we will be back
     
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