St Georges Asylum aka Northumberland County Pauper Lunatic Asylum aka Ivy Hospital - The Ivy Bathroom

Urbex: St Georges Asylum aka Northumberland County Pauper Lunatic Asylum aka Ivy Hospital, Morpeth – October 2013

The now abandoned St Georges Asylum near Morpeth also known as The Northumberland County Pauper Lunatic Asylum first opened on the 16th March 1859. The large Victorian building was built in an Italian red brick style with stone dressings. The Asylum was originally constructed to accommodate approximately 200 male and female patients…

St Joesephs Seminary - Corridors

Urbex: St Josephs Seminary Upholland, Lancashire, United Kingdom – June 2013 Part 2 of 2

Part 2 of the Urbex trip around the abandoned St Joseph’s Seminary in Upholland Lancashire. Full history and details of the visit can be found in Part 1 of the report here. Briefly┬áSt Joseph’s College, Upholland is a former Roman Catholic seminary, situated at Walthew Park, Upholland, Lancashire, England. The foundations of the large building…

St Joesephs Seminary - Spiral Staircase

Urbex: St Josephs Seminary Upholland, Lancashire, United Kingdom – June 2013 Part 1 of 2

History St Joseph’s College, Upholland is a former Roman Catholic seminary, situated at Walthew Park, Upholland, Lancashire, England. The foundations of the large building were laid in April 1880 and college was opened in 1883. The buildings have recently been deconsecrated following the announced closure of the College which saw the last students leave in…