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Description: Convent of St Rose of Lima
Date Listed: 25 June 1974
English Heritage Building ID: 131306
OS Grid Reference: SO8494105408
OS Grid Coordinates: 384941, 205408
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7472, -2.2195
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1. BEECHES GREEN
Convent of St Rose of Lima
SO 8405 5/114
SO 8505 5/114
1867. Architect Benjamin Bucknell. House of Dominican sisters. Coursed rubble
with ashlar dressings. Pitched tile roofs. 3 storeys and attics, Stone rainwater
gutters on prominent corbels at eaves level. Coped gables and kneelers. Staircase
turret with pyramidal sprocketed roof, crowned by wooden bellcote: windows graded
along line of stairs. Mullioned windows. some with hoodmoulds, some with Caernarvon
arches. 2 timber-framed oriels running through lst and 2nd floor levels, and
lmore at 2nd floor level only. Porch with tiled roof, taken on wooden brackets.
Chapel (added 1888-95 to Bucknell's design) is aisleless. 5 bays of quadripartite
rib vaulting and polygonel chevet. Colonnettes taken on corbels; Remois passage
behind. Plate tracery in windows.
The Church of the Immaculate Conception, its Presbytery, Sacristy and Parish Hall,
the Convent of St Rose of Lima, The Rosary, and Beechville form group.
Listing NGR: SO8494105408
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Source: English Heritage
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