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Report - St. Josephs Seminary - July 2015



BrainL

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#1
The Visit
Some of you may have seen my "part visit" report a few weeks back when I only managed to see a small part of the building... well finally I was able to return in the small hours of the morning and explore the rest of the building.. sad to see some areas of the building are starting to get ruined now, lots of smashed windows seem to be appearing and as such lots of rooms are being boarded up now :(

I know there are lots of reports on here so I'll try to keep the usual pics of dorms, the rat, checker board ceiling etc to a minimum.. hope you enjoy

The History
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. 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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BrainL

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#3
No... avoided most of them and was prepared for the chapel one but never went off, contractors have been working in there recently so think most have been turned off for a short while
 

scotty markfour

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#4
No... avoided most of them and was prepared for the chapel one but never went off, contractors have been working in there recently so think most have been turned off for a short while
cheers for that BRAINL , looking forward to wandering round this gaff !
 

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