Ushaw Roman Catholic College, Durham - July 2013

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Visited with JasperB - thanks to Stig for the heads up Junior Roman Catholic seminary chapel. 1857-9 by E.W. Pugin after competition. Coursed squared sandstone with ashlar plinth and dressings; roof of graduated Lakeland slates with stone gable copings. Gothic Revival style. Nave with south Read more

St Josephs Missionary College, London - February 2013

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Visited with JasperB, bauhausgirl, GAJ, Explore-Dog and bumped into a number of other explorers whilst there... The St Joseph's Foreign Missionary Society (Mill Hill Missionaries) was founded at Mill Hill in 1866 by Father Herbert Vaughan (1832-1903). It was the first catholic missionary society to Read more

Royal Masonic School for Boys, Bushey - November 2012

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Visited with Humpa. First visited earlier in the month by myself, was due to go with Clough but he had car troubles so unfortunately couldn't come. Headed back recently with Humpa as part of our little road trip. It's a nice relaxed explore, not a great deal to see in the actual school part, but Read more

Bellerbys College, Wadhurst - August 2012

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Visited with JasperB​ Prior to Bellerby's taking over this school in about 1995 it was known as Mayfield College. Mayfield was founded by the Duchess of Leeds as an Orphanage. In 1868 a Roman Catholic Order of Religous Brothers, known as the Xaverians Brothers, moved from Hastings to run Mayfield Read more

St Edwards Home for Boys, Coleshill - July 2012

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Visited with JasperB​ The Birmingham Diocesan Rescue Society for the Protection of Homeless and Friendless Catholic Children was established in 1902 with Father Hudson as its first Secretary and Administrator. Father Hudson remained in Coleshill from 1898 until 1934. During that time the work of Read more

Binswood School, Leamington Spa - June 2012

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Visited with baj, nolimitsphotographyDan and ruby h smith​ This Tudor style building was built in 1847. Amongst its successful pupils were Sir Frank Whittle, inventor of the Jet engine who was a scholar here between 1918 and 1923. The school subsequently became part of the North Leamington Read more