st joseph’s orphanage

To the workhouse! Bed sharing and the ‘itch’ in Victorian Preston

The 1865 Workhouse Pic: The workhouse was one of the most dreaded places in Victorian Britain. Consequently, many would rather starve than be admitted. Whereas care of the poor and sick had once been […]

5 months ago
Pictures show inside St Joseph’s Orphanage with urban explorer Lost Places & Forgotten Faces

St Joseph’s Orphanage opened in Preston in 1872 on the site of a former almshouse. Its construction was funded by a £10,000 donation from a wealthy widow named Maria Holland. […]

10 months ago
Ghostly face seen in tower window at St Joseph’s Orphanage

Leonie's friend saw the face when looking through her pictures Pic: Leonie Thomas/Blog Preston A snap of an abandoned orphanage in Preston city centre appears to show a child’s face at a window. Leonie Thomas was out walking with her son during Sunday (May […]

2 years ago
St Joseph’s Orphanage redevelopment scheme for flats and townhouses set for approval

Aerial shot shows the current condition of the St Joseph's Orphanage Pic: Stephen Melling Major proposals to redevelop the St Joseph’s Orphanage site look set for approval. Czero Developments who took on the site have applied to convert the chapel and tower buildings to […]

2 years ago
Advertisement Advertisement Victorian Society opposes demolition of St Joseph’s Orphanage

St Joseph's Orphanage, Preston is set for demolition. The Victorian Society has said the planned demolition of Grade II listed St Joseph’s Orphanage would be a tragedy for Preston’s heritage. The proposals for the site include the demolition […]

2 years ago
Progress continues as St Joseph’s Orphanage is redeveloped

Pic: Simon Linford, Czero Developments Progress continues to be made as a Victorian orphanage in the heart of the city is being redeveloped. The former hospital, St Joseph’s Orphanage, is […]

3 years ago
Tours of St Joseph’s Orphanage have been postponed

St Joseph's Orphanage stands empty in Mount Street Pic: Gill Lawson St Joseph’s Orphanage stands empty in Mount Street Pic: Gill Lawson Guided tours of St Joseph’s Orphanage have been postponed. It was originally planned that tours of the abandoned orphanage […]

3 years ago
Exclusive tours of St Joseph’s Orphanage for one day only

St Joseph's Orphanage has stood empty for years Pic: scrappynw St Joseph’s Orphanage has stood empty for years Pic: scrappynw One of Preston’s most concealed historic landmarks is about to be sprung open to the public – for one day […]

3 years ago
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