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Description: The Convent of the Holy Name
Date Listed: 4 June 1973
English Heritage Building ID: 152136
OS Grid Reference: SO7910548048
OS Grid Coordinates: 379105, 248048
Latitude/Longitude: 52.1303, -2.3066
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In the entry for
12/84 The Convent of the
The description shall be amended to read:
Convent, formerly partly 2 ranges of houses, one originally of 3 together. 1869
by G F Bodley with large additions and alterations of C20. Red brick with plain
tile roofs and brick ridge and end stacks. Georgian style. Mainly 2 storeys
and attic, mostly sash windows with glazing bars. Main block facing entrance
has 5-panel door with wooden doorcase and open pediment enclosing relief of
urn and date 1869. Narrow lights to sides. 3-window range with further part
weatherboarded projection to right. Garden front originally of 5 bays was much
extended to right early C20 and again mid C20. 2-light dormers. Block to left
linked by cloister (qv) is of c1906 and a similar 6-window range contains present
dining room which was extended 1950's. Three 2-light dormers. To far left also
linked by the cloister (qv) is the other Bodley range formerly of 3 houses, of
5 windows with a small central gabled projection and a Venetian window to far
left and right with stone Ionic pilasters and cornice. Large bay window extension
to left and further extension to rear. Interior: many of the rooms have been
united or altered but some simple fireplaces and plasterwork remain together
with 6-panel doors and stick baluster staircases. Bodley was originally
commissioned by Rev G Herbert and then Revs Skinner and Hernamen to design 5
houses, the 3rd range is now St Saviour's Guest House (qv). 2 ranges became
the Mother House of the Community of the Holy Name in 1879. The chapel and cloister
(qv) were added in 1891-3, and the guest house (qv) became part of the convent
(Information from the Convent and from the Victorian Society).
The Convent of the
SO 74 NE 12/84 4.6.73.
1869. Architect G F Bodley. Chapel of 1891-3, architect J N Comper. The
convent block is of 2 storeys. Four bays with door with pedimented doorcase.
To left and on 1st floor are sash windows with glazing bars, shutters. To
right of door is a projecting bay the upper floor of which is weatherboarded.
Three dormers behind parapet in roof. The Novitiate wing is of 2 storeys with
dormers in roof. Sash windows facing the courtyard are 2 Venetian windows.
Chapel is in the Gothic style, built of red brick with stone dressings. Two-light
windows with cusped heads. Cloisters with porch on courtyard side.
Listing NGR: SO7910548048
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Source: English Heritage
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