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Description: Our Lady's Convent and School Adjoining
Date Listed: 5 November 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 189446
OS Grid Reference: SK5361018989
OS Grid Coordinates: 453610, 318989
Latitude/Longitude: 52.7659, -1.2069
SK 51 NW PARK ROAD
5/75 (north side)
Our Lady's Convent and
Convent, with chapel, priest's house and school. Begun 1850, and built slowly
during the next few decades (Chapel 1863-4,School altered 1889, priest's house late late
C19). By Charles Hansom. Red brick with whitened headers and stone dressings,
Swishland slate roofs (school has plain tile roof) with white brick crosses in the
gable ends. Gothic Revival. Convent buildings round cloister porch, with chapel to
west and priest's house and school to south. The school is linked to the convent by
a range built 1855 to form 3 sides of a quadrangle. Two-storeys and attic. East
facade of convent 7 window range. Four-centred doorway to left. Two dormers and
2 red brick chimney stacks in slope of roof, the left-hand one with 2 lancets.
Fenestration mostly pairs of cusped lancets, some with transoms, with casement
windows and glazing bars, beneath segmental brick relieving arches. Apsidal chapel
with side chapels, lit by "Geometrical" traceried Windows (ritual north windows
C20), has waggon roof carried on corbels and west gallery. Reredos by Theodore
Phyffers 1873. School re-windowed in keeping with convent and 2-storey porch and
verandah added 1889. Mortuary chapel by Charles Hansom's son, and infant's school
in Italianate style in grounds. House of Rosminian sisters, founded by Mary Agnes
Amherst. C20 additions to school not of special architectural interest.
Listing NGR: SK5361018989
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Source: English Heritage
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