Ushaw College

constituent college of the University of Durham, UK

Ushaw College (formally St Cuthbert's College, Ushaw), is a former Catholic seminary near the village of Ushaw Moor, County Durham, England.

Ushaw: Historic House, Chapels & Gardens
Formerly Ushaw College
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St Aloysius' Chapel
LocationUshaw Moor, Durham
DenominationRoman Catholic
Former name(s)English College, Douai
StatusTheological College
FoundedSeptember 29, 1568 (1568-09-29)
Founder(s)Bishop William Gibson
DedicationSaint Cuthbert
ConsecratedSeptember 1808
Functional statusClosed as college, open as visitor attraction
Heritage designationGrade II with parts Grade II* and St Michael's Chapel Grade I[1]
Designated17 January 1967 (main block and college chapel; other parts, including St Michael's Chapel, added 24 June 1987)
Architect(s)James Taylor
Dunn and Hansom
StyleGothic Revival
Groundbreaking23 April 1804
Completed2 August 1808
ClosedJune 2011
ParishSt Joseph's, Ushaw Moor
DeanerySt Cuthbert
Episcopal areaSunderland and East Durham
DioceseHexham and Newcastle
College Arms


  1. "Listed Buildings in Esh, Durham, England". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 15 February 2017.

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