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    Default St Joseph's Seminary, Wigan. May 2008


    St Joseph's Seminary, also known as Upholland College is one of the North West of England's finest sites.

    The seminary was used for the training of Catholic Priests, was founded in 1880 and ran until the 1990's.

    The site was a popular urbex location a year or two ago, but has been left in peace until recently. A tip off about the change of use from a deserted to a live site gave me a very brief opportunity to take a number of visits earlier this month.

    The place is huge and you can easily lose five or six hours there. Although many areas will have been seen in earlier reports, I hope that some of these photos - covering the little seen ground floor, laundry, washrooms & showers and basements - are new to many of you.
























































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    Lovely stuff! The library's looking a bit messy, I wonder if that's from filming.

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    It's actually got much worse recently. They aren't taking care of the place at all.

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    What a shame When I went there in January, the only thing I noticed was a bit more rubbish but apart from that, it was pretty much the same.

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    Hell thats amazing. I am creaming myself over that triple manual organ, I want to give it a blast, its mint. But I must ask, what the devil is that in picture 2??
    I cant handle dummies and it is freaking me out! Brilliant place mate, nice one

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    Always nice to see pics of St Jo's

    Looks like all the roof dorms have been set up, esp with the book at the end and the matching curtains... what are they filming?

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    very nice very nice indeed

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    Quote Originally Posted by lillimouse View Post
    Always nice to see pics of St Jo's

    Looks like all the roof dorms have been set up, esp with the book at the end and the matching curtains... what are they filming?
    There are two productions; a horror film at the moment then a BBC supernatural drama called Apparaitions:

    http://www.limepictures.com/content/...le_13_140.aspx

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    WTF is that person looking thing on the floor??
    Good to see the inside of the chapel and alot of the ground floors, I never went down there because of the pirs but I so wish I had it looks awesome!
    That dummy mannequin is priceless

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    All those books reminds me of Fahrenheit 451. Cool explore, thanks for the foto's.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nursepayne View Post
    WTF is that person looking thing on the floor??
    It's just a bag of rubbish! I didn't notice it when I took the photo but when I got home and saw it, I had to go back and check. It's purely down to the angle I was at when I took the photo!

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    Amazing Report! That chapel looks immense!
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    Good to see this place again.

    Love the church and wash rooms, I didn't see them

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    What an amazing place! Looks like a brilliant explore but that dummy is seriously freaky and wtf is with the sheep?!?

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    Always enjoyed seeing photos of the site...it's an amazing place. Sad to see all the books scattered around like that though. Great wine cellar. Is that a real sheep, btw?
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