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Report - Ushaw Seminary, Durham, May17



albino-jay

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Popped in here after visiting Maiden Law. Access to the swimming pool was quite fun to say the least. Worth a nosey if you're in the area.

History

stolen off Ferox's report

Briefly the abandoned Ushaw College, a former Catholic seminary was founded in 1808 by scholars from English College, Douai, who had fled France after that college had been closed during the French Revolution. Ushaw College had been affiliated with the University of Durham since 1968. The College became a Licensed Hall of Residence of the University of Durham in 1968. It was independent of the University but offered courses validated by the University, and both Church and lay students studied at the college. The Junior House closed in 1972, its younger students being transferred to St Joseph’s College, Upholland in Lancashire. Ushaw was the principal Roman Catholic seminary in the north of England for the training of Catholic priests; finally closing in 2011 due to the shortage of vocations.

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The dead moggy smelled lovely

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Elkiee

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Nice post & photos! Swimming pool looks great. Went there yesterday but unfortunately got caught by security. He was nice enough though, just told him I was taking photos.
 

Olkka

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Oh my gosh @albino-jay the cat! I saw its/"a" skeleton right there last summer and thought oh my word what an earth was that, must be a fox, but it was a moggy! Poor thing. How'd it end up on its last legs in there the daft thing. Only just saw that picture hence the reaction!
Anyway, how did you find the pool ? It's one of my favourite spots in the world, for real. Looking through some older reports with pool pictures, and watching the contents slowly ooze around into different formations is like watching continental drift.
 

Bronk21

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Nice post & photos! Swimming pool looks great. Went there yesterday but unfortunately got caught by security. He was nice enough though, just told him I was taking photos.
They have security now?!
I went a few years back but missed the chapel. did you try it?
 

Elkiee

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They have security now?!
I went a few years back but missed the chapel. did you try it?
Yes, I believe he came from the college next to the Seminary. We weren’t allowed to stay unfortunately so didn’t attempt to try to get in again, as the guy decided to remain around the area.
 

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