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St Peters Seminary, Cardross - May 2022


Bazza74

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History

Completed in 1966 in a brutalist style this Roman Catholic priests training college never reached its full capacity of 100 students and also potential due to a change in the church’s change in guidance to priests training, preferring a more community trained approach. Due to this change alongside persistent maintenance issues the seminary closed 14 years later. It briefly transitioned into a drug rehabilitation centre before the current seminary building closed in 1984 followed by the now demolished adjoining manor house in 1987. Repeated vandalism led to the stripping out of the buildings leaving a very barren concrete frame.
Due to it’s unique architecture the building is in category A of the most protected Scottish buildings and there have been a number of attempts to regenerate it. In 2020 the church gave the site away to a charity with the hope that it can be reused.

Explore

Having heard about the site and in the area on holiday I took the opportunity to take a look. The place is a lot bigger than it looks and for a stripped out concrete ”car park with rooms” it has way more to it that I imagined. It was fun exploring around the floors (I took the difficult way up before finding that the stairs were accessible!). There is an enormous amount of graffiti, most of it isn’t that great, some teenagers turned up whilst I was there to make their mark. Cool site, glad to have visited it.

Thanks for taking a look.

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A couple with the drone
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Study hall, library, refectory to the left.
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Huge cantilever in the classroom block
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The mass preparation area
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Very apt graffiti, one of the better bits!
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One of the student shower rooms
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The area between these walls would have contained a small student room, leading out onto a corridor that ran the full length of each floor
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These half domes would’ve contained glass to light the lower floor rooms, not sure why they only cover the first five though?
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Pebble dashed buildings……art?
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I think the building has a very Eastern European feel to it.
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2003 shot of the decay, giving an idea of what the inside was like
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Shot over the alter from the 1960’s
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Bikin Glynn

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No amount of photos can prepare u for this place, its truly inspiring when u stand in there aint it.
Its one place that I truly believe should be saved & restored there cant be anywhere else like it in the UK
 

Bazza74

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No amount of photos can prepare u for this place, its truly inspiring when u stand in there aint it.
Its one place that I truly believe should be saved & restored there cant be anywhere else like it in the UK
I agree, it just keeps giving. You think there’s not much to see but the detail, views, backdrop, the actual size are very impressive. I told the other half I’d be half an hour…..one and a half hours later I left…..and could’ve stayed longer!
Hopefully it’ll find another use although it’s location and cost work against it I think.
 

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