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Description: Chapel and Cloister at the Convent of the Holy Name
Date Listed: 4 June 1973
English Heritage Building ID: 152210
OS Grid Reference: SO7913448052
OS Grid Coordinates: 379134, 248052
Latitude/Longitude: 52.1304, -2.3062
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SO 74 NE 12/177 4.6.73 Chapel and Cloister
at The Convent of
the Holy Name
II* (star) GV
Chapel. 1891-3 by Sir Ninian Comper and William Bucknell. Red brick with stone
dressings and plain-tile roof. Gothic style single range of 7 bays with 6 2-light
windows with simple geometrical tracery facing south. South porch with stone
buttresses, banding and statue of Virgin and Child in elaborate niche leads to
lean-to cloister either side with 3-light windows. Stone parapet and stack to
chapel with crocketed octagonal pinnacle to right. North side is similar but
with 3 windows. The interior is divided into bays by a shallow full-height arcade
the mouldings continuing down to the bases. Moulded shafts also continue upwards
to meet the moulded braces of the boarded and panelled wagon roof. The 2 bays
above the presbytery have elaborately decorated panels in blue and gold. Below
is a very finely carved reredos with much gilding and many figures. Gilded statue
of Virgin and Child to left under a gilded crocketed canopy. Complete set of
finely carved oak stalls around the sides of the chapel and at the west end where
there is a gallery with screen beneath, the open arches having elaborate traceried
heads. Ogee-headed doorway with double doors. Stained glass in the 4-light
east window and 1 north window. The cloister links the chapel to the rest of
the Convent of the Holy Name (qv).
The buildings were previously listed grade II.
Listing NGR: SO7913448052
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Source: English Heritage
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