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Report - St Margaret's Convent, Wirral. April 2010.

Discussion in 'Other Sites' started by manic28_am, Apr 2, 2010.

  1. manic28_am

    manic28_am 28DL Full Member
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    I’ve decided to do one with a religious angle. Well, it is Easter. :thumb Last time we tried this place, there were alarms and security. Now…nothing! Bonkers. Access was initially dubious, but on closer inspection turned out to be easy. I ventured in and had a leisurely stroll, while keeping eagle-eyed for scumbags. Set in the once prestigious Rock Park on the Wirral, this building dating from the 1830s has been a convent and later a care home, run by the 'Religious Sisters of Charity'. This building closed as a care home when the sisters upped sticks in 2005. It has been empty since. Consequently, it has been a magnet for local no-marks, and this once glorious historic Grade II listed Georgian house is suffering from the effects of mindless vandalism.

    A synopsis of this places 180 year history:
    1830 – 1890 Pirvate dwelling in the very posh Rock Park.
    1890 – 2005 Convent and then later, a care home.
    You might like this advert for the place by the estate agents. Here is a link for info on the nuns. Recentish article on this place from the local press.

    The main Georgian building is over three floors, not counting the basement. Added on to this is a large modern L-shaped block wrapping around two sides of the original building. A mixture of old and new styles, with the added quirkiness that it was a convent. A great one to pop into if you’re near.

    I'm not one for the arty pics. It's more the exploring than the photographing for me. But nontheless, I try. Some not as sharp as I would like.

    How about an Easter related joke at the end of the report as a sweetener? :thumb

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    On the gatepost from the road.

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    Part of the original building from the 1830s.

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    The building going off on the left of the pic is the newer addition that wraps around the original building.

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    The first room I encountered was the chapel. Very dark due to steel shutters.

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    Another view in the chapel.

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    The date, not the headline!

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    The kitchen.

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    A part of the modern building.

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    Appropriate for Easter.

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    Generic pic comment here.

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    Enticing. I ‘went into the light’ and found…

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    There was little chance of me getting a taxi home.

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    Ive got to confess, finding the piano made me a little excited. Why do they do that?! :crazy

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    Odd. This place has been empty for five years. No signs of life, and then there are lights on in the basement!

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    I'm not sure either.

    Finally, an Easter related joke...

    Q. What do you call a line of rabbits walking backwards?
    A. A receding hareline. :tumbleweed

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    manic28_am 28DL Full Member
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    A couple more perhaps?

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