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Report - Ushaw College, Durham - September 2014

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Ushaw College, Durham - September 2014

Evening all, another recent explore from me still going through over a years worth of explores!

Visited this one with Borolad again, and was a pretty cool explore, some nice features in there, especially the in the chapel area! If you're planning on visiting just keep an eye out for security, we came pretty close to bumping into secca, but fortunately spent most of our time in there pretty relaxed.

A little history quoted from Wildboyz report (Hope you don't mind mate?)

Ushaw College is a derelict Catholic seminary and former Licensed Hall of Residence of the University of Durham, and covers over 400 acres of Durham’s traditional and renowned countryside. The college also includes 30 acres of extensive gardens, which offer superb views of the surrounding area. The site and its surrounding buildings were completed in 1808 and during this period it was founded as a college by scholars from English College, Douai, who fled France during the French Revolution. Ushaw College and its grounds have been affiliated with the University of Durham since 1968 and, until 2011, Ushaw was the main Roman Catholic seminary in the north of England for the training of Catholic priests; finally closing in 2011 due to the shortage of vocations. The buildings and grounds are now occupied and maintained by the Bishops of the Northern Province and Shrewsbury Diocese, who have founded a ‘project group’ to ensure that a strategy for the future of the whole site is implemented and sustained. Durham University Business School is also presently using a number of the buildings, whilst its own site is redeveloped. It has allegedly been agreed that the Bishops and Durham University will work together to secure Ushaw’s future.
Pictures! :)









Thanks for looking guys, hope you enjoyed the images :)


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Great pics would have liked to see a few more tbh mind the chapel is looking more trashed sadly.

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