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Report - St Joseph's college - Upholland (Image Heavy + Drone shots)


Crissisdecon

FreakyDeakyPix
28DL Full Member
History:
This place has been covered multiple times and there is a lot of history on google so I don't want to just copy and paste a big stream of text again.
as a quick overview St Joseph's College is a former Roman Catholic seminary. The foundation of the large building was laid in April 1880 and college was opened in 1883. The buildings have since been deconsecrated

recent updates on the history include one of the priests being charged with the sexual abuse of several children.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lancashire-49168100

Exploration:
This location has 24 hour security and lots of CCTV cameras on the outside, as well as internally, so is becoming less and less accessible mainly due to the safety risks, scrap men, thieves and people damaging the internals (such as the Victorian sinks and baths)

The building is massive and it took us 6 hours to get around all of the floors, loft spaces, roof and basement. there is still copious amounts of history here and it is great to see the place untouched for so long (out of date food from the 80's in the kitchen, papers on the floor from the 50's). The church is defiantly one of the best features with the large marble artwork and stained glass windows. I wouldn't recommend ringing the church bell though... it's way louder than you would think.

as mentioned this site has been explored quite a lot and has lots of reports so my main goal was to provide an update on the building as well as provide my photos which hopefully people will enjoy.

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Chickadea

Em
28DL Full Member
Amazing set of pics, captured the place in ways I've not seen before. Shame however that the place looks so ruined now, something needs to be done with it before it crumbles in on itself :(

Thanks for capturing it
 

Crissisdecon

FreakyDeakyPix
28DL Full Member
Amazing set of pics, captured the place in ways I've not seen before. Shame however that the place looks so ruined now, something needs to be done with it before it crumbles in on itself :(

Thanks for capturing it
it's a pleasure to be able to photograph it and yes the amount of craftsmanship in every corner of this building is incredible. it would take huge amounts of money to repair but for the size and beauty of the building it would be worth it. being a grade II listed building it's shocking it's being left to rot like this.
 

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