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Convent of St Paul, Birmingham

Description: Convent of St Paul

Grade: II
Date Listed: 8 July 1982
English Heritage Building ID: 217596

OS Grid Reference: SP0547582485
OS Grid Coordinates: 405475, 282485
Latitude/Longitude: 52.4403, -1.9209

Location: Kensington Road, Birmingham B29 7JN

Locality: Birmingham
County: Birmingham
Country: England
Postcode: B29 7JN

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Listing Text

5104 Selly Park B29
Convent of St Paul
SP 08 SE 12/53
The Generalate (formerly Selly Park Hall) is early C19. Brick; slate roof. Two
and a half storeys; 3 bays, the centre one advanced and pedimented. Ground floor
with a central door with fanlight and side lights set in a simple stuccoed surround
and 2 tripartite windows with exceedingly elongated volutes and beneath a shallow
relieving arch. First floor with a central window similar to the ground floor ones
but with a blind balcony and a segmental relieving arch and 2 sash windows also
with blind balconies. The attic windows 3 almost square sashes sitting on a band.
Finely moulded and dentilled eaves cornice. Left and right, curved walls, later
C19 in their upper parts. Interior with an elegant flying staircase with pretty
foliage in the balustrade rising up within an oval room to the first floor balcony
landing. At first floor level, the walls with large and small arched panels and
entrances off the landing. Only this of the Convent's buildings is listed.

Listing NGR: SP0547582485

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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