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St Cuthberts Chapel – Ushaw College 1911

May 31, 2012 1 comment

St Cuthberts Chapel pm 1911

Early Postcard of St Cuthberts Chapel – Ushaw College Postmark 1911

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Ushaw College – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

April 16, 2010 Leave a comment

Ushaw College – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Ushaw College (St Cuthbert’s College, Ushaw) is a Roman Catholic seminary, founded at Douai  as the English College, Douai in France in 1568, which moved to Ushaw Moor, four miles west of Durham in England  in 1808 and became a Licensed Hall of the University of Durham  in 1968. It is independent of the University but offers courses validated by the University. Both Church and lay students study at the college.

Some of the college’s buildings are no longer used, but some have been converted into a conference centre. The main college buildings are grade II listed, however the College Chapel is grade II* and the Chapel of St Michael is grade I. The Refectory was designed and built by Pugin, as was the original chapel although this was later dismantled and replaced by the present building designed by Dunn and Hansom. The original college buildings (1804-1808) were designed by James Taylor.

Early drawing of Ushaw designed (1804-1808) by James Taylor