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Description: Convent School of the Holy Child Jesus
Date Listed: 8 July 1982
English Heritage Building ID: 217621
OS Grid Reference: SP0587084797
OS Grid Coordinates: 405870, 284797
Latitude/Longitude: 52.4611, -1.9150
SIR HARRY'S ROAD
1. Edgbaston B15
Convent School of
The Holy Child Jesus
SP 0584 NE 49/7
Originally a C1830-40 Grecian 2 storey, 3 bay, stucco villa, much extended for
school with a sympathetic large 3 bay wing to north east in related quoin pilastered
style and a C20 brick and stone dressed substantial chapel wing to south west.
The original villa elevation has coupled pilaster articulating bays on both floors
with plinth, first floor entablature and main entablature. The centre bay is
slightly advanced with pediment surmounted by an anthemion finial as are the
terminal dies of the blocking course. The central first floor tripartite window
is recessed in a Composite columned aedicule with an anthemion frieze. The
flanking windows are of 2 lights, divided and flanked by pilasters supported
entablatures. The right hand ground floor window is built out with a tripartite
pilaster frame. Central projecting Tuscan pilaster with ground floor entablature
broken forward over. Terraced rear garden elevation has similar details but
with a central 2 storey canted bay. The interior has been much altered but retains
original staircase off the north east side of the hall with a curved corner well
top lit by an oval light, and behind the canted bay on the first floor a barrel
vaulted gallery with arcaded walls, the lunettes containing stucco has reliefs
from classical mythology.
Listing NGR: SP0587084797
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Source: English Heritage
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