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Location: Oxford, UK
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This sort of location shows what can be found when people venture off the insta-youtube exploring tourbus of the flavour of the month locations that everyone flocks to en-masse, getting them ruined and sealed in the process. In fact, my whole day yesterday was spent in such out of the way locations and it was wonderful.
This building was constructed in the 1950s to house Christian missionaries based at their Monastic retreat and school adjacent to it. The retreat is a large manor house with attached chapel that is sadly well locked down and covered in cameras however the former accomodation building behind it has been left to fall into a wonderful state of decay over the last few years. The most awesome part of this place however is to be found outside, below the chapel. Under the rockface above which the chapel sits, is a small area carved out of the rock in which is situated a small shrine, complete with marble altar and statues. It's all quite surreal and a very strange place to be with the overgrown ivy tumbling down over the ceiling.
The building is in the middle of nowhere so after parking up and a lengthy walk we made it inside. I loved this building, the condition and decay is the kind you rarely see any more and even though it dated from the 1950s it was stupidly photogenic.
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