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Chapel of the Immaculate Conception, Franciscan Convent, Braintree

Description: Chapel of the Immaculate Conception, Franciscan Convent

Grade: II
Date Listed: 29 November 1973
English Heritage Building ID: 113694

OS Grid Reference: TL7631124354
OS Grid Coordinates: 576311, 224354
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8899, 0.5607

Location: 6 Convent Lane, Braintree CM7 9RS

Locality: Braintree
Local Authority: Braintree District Council
County: Essex
Country: England
Postcode: CM7 9RS

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Listing Text

Chapel of the Immaculate Conception,
Franciscan Convent
TL 7624 3/178


An irregular group of red brick buildings with stone dressings. Designed by J F Bentley in 1898. The Chapel. stands at the north end at the junction of
Broad Road with Convent Lane. The chapel is gabled at the west end, with stone bands,2 lancet windows and a large octagonal tower at the south west corner.
The upper stage of the tower has a belfry with .ornamental stone traceried openings, crowned by a stone dome and finial. A wing at the south end is gabled, with a splayed corner adjoining the early C19 convent building to the south. The centre part, with the entrance way, is set back behind a screen wall connecting the tower and the south wing. It is pierced by 2 pointed arches with a central column. The windows are metal casements with leaded lights, in stone dressed reveals. Roofs tiled.

Listing NGR: TL7631124354

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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