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Description: Convent of the Handmaids of the Sacred Heart of Jesus (Boscombe Convent School, Senior Department)
Date Listed: 27 February 1976
English Heritage Building ID: 101806
OS Grid Reference: SZ1217192001
OS Grid Coordinates: 412171, 92001
Latitude/Longitude: 50.7275, -1.8289
5186 PARKWOOD ROAD
(South West Side)
No 13 [Convent of the Handmaids
of the Sacred Heart of Jesus
(Boscombe Convent School,
SZ 1291 29/256
Former Convent of the Cross. Big symmetrical Elizabethan-style E-plan front
in Purbeck rubble, 1889. 4-storey shaped gables to centre and wings, 2 storeys
and attic between. Porch with sculptured angels adoring cross in spandrels,
canted oriel over. Windows stone-mullioned, mostly 3-light with transom or 2-light
with transom. Asymmetrical rear: north wing (with 2 narrow transverse gables)
and far-projecting central wing both end in shaped gables, shorter south wing
(with transverse shaped gable and 1 transverse ordinary gable) connects to chapel:
Early English style, 5 bays, lancets within continuous arcade of big blind relieving
arches. Gabled bellcote with fleche on ridge.
Listing NGR: SZ1217192001
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Source: English Heritage
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