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St Joseph's Monastery and St Joseph's Church, Bishop's Stortford

Description: St Joseph's Monastery and St Joseph's Church

Grade: II
Date Listed: 18 October 1949
English Heritage Building ID: 160988

OS Grid Reference: TL4857021314
OS Grid Coordinates: 548570, 221314
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8706, 0.1566

Location: Windhill, Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire CM23 2NG

Locality: Bishop's Stortford
Local Authority: East Hertfordshire District Council
County: Hertfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: CM23 2NG

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Listing Text

(South Side)

St Joseph's Monastery
and St Joseph's Church
TL 4821 SE:3/96 18.10.49


Early and late C17, C18 and early C20 range of buildings. Painted and red brick,
stone, red tile roofs. Two and a half storeys. East building, formerly Windhill
House. Late C17 front to early C17 timber frame, rewindowed C18. Dutch style square
hipped roof. North front to street has 4 ground floor and 3 first floor sash
windows. East elevation is 5 bays divided by deep plain pilasters. Central door,
sash windows, modern dormers. Garden elevation, early C20 rebuild with 2 storey
canted window bay. Interior has fine Jacobean oak well staircase with open work
panelling and balustrade. Plastered beams with running patterns. C18 two storey
centre building. Sash windows and canted window bay on west, adjoining arched door to
church. Church on west. 1906 by Doran Webb Italian Renaissance style. Two storeys.
Street facade, stone with red brick curved aisle walls on rough stone plinths. Paired
Ionic pilasters to sides of centre block, with open pediment and first floor crucifix
relief. Central ground floor pedimented door. Interior has groin vaulted nave,
apsidal ended. Semi-dome aisle chapels divided by segmental doors. Pilasters to
walls. Stucco cherubs and mottoes in aisle arch spandrels. Four column tabernacle
over altar. Apsidal ended Lady Chapel with rich painted and mosaic decorations at

Listing NGR: TL4857021314

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Source: English Heritage

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