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    Designed in the brutalist style, St Peter's Semminary was designed by the architect firm of Gillespie, Kidd & Coia. It was built around the 19th century Kilmahew House.
    By the time of its completion in 1966 the number of candidates for the priesthood had fallen and the building was beset with problems, with the owners blaming these on the architects and vice versa. The seminary closed in 1980 and was used for a few years as a drug rehabilitation centre (mainly using the old Kilmahew House). It has lain derelict since the late 1980s and has been the victim of vandalism and arson attacks.
    Kilmahew House was demolished in 1995 after being damaged by fire.
    More https://www.flickr.com/photos/107793...7650815871866/


    A view from above showing (the now demolished) Kilmahew House


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    Pics from my visit, here it is in all its concrete glory:


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    Thanks for looking :)
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    Thanks for that,I've had a fascination about this place for years

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    looks very daunting to look around Tumble, rather you than me on this one, maybe its the style of the building, liked it though some interesting artwork in places aswel it seems :)
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    Great pics. I cant get my head round some of the features shown but a very interesting place indeed. Some of the vandals artwork is very creative!! I have enjoyed your work, thank you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldscrote View Post
    Thanks for that,I've had a fascination about this place for years

    https://www.derelictplaces.co.uk/main...7#.VPmv06BQDiQ
    Thank you, it was this post from your good self that encouraged me to visit. :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by marieke View Post
    Great pics. I cant get my head round some of the features shown but a very interesting place indeed. Some of the vandals artwork is very creative!! I have enjoyed your work, thank you.
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    looks very daunting to look around Tumble, rather you than me on this one, maybe its the style of the building, liked it though some interesting artwork in places aswel it seems :)
    Thanks both, yes it is quite daunting. It is the first place I have been where there were other explorers around. I spent so long there engrossed that it took me a while to realise that they had gone and I was alone and the daylight was going. It gave a quite an eerie feel to the place.

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    Some interesting shapes in this place and graffiti, cheers for posting them up for us.

    Dugie

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    Looks a bit buggered, some nice graf though, I enjoyed it, Thanks
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    Im liking this. Love your first shot alot.

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    Amazing design.Great photos thanks for sharing.

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