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Nazareth House, Bexhill

Description: Nazareth House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 17 June 1993
English Heritage Building ID: 292032

OS Grid Reference: TQ7547408544
OS Grid Coordinates: 575474, 108544
Latitude/Longitude: 50.8498, 0.4914

Location: Gainsborough Road, Bexhill, East Sussex TN40 2ND

Locality: Bexhill
Local Authority: Rother District Council
County: East Sussex
Country: England
Postcode: TN40 2ND

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Listing Text

The following building shall be added to the list;


Nazareth House


Purpose-built house for aged and infirm. Original wing built in 1893-4 by Leonard Stokes for the Sisters of Nazareth, extended by him to the west in 1911 to provide further living quarters and a bigger chapel and further extended by him in 1926 at the rear. The 1937 east wing designed by Pugin and Pugin as playroom, classroom and dormitories is now a Roman Catholic Primary School in separate
occupation and with a separate address and is not included in the listing and is not listable. Original 1893 wing is of roughcast with half-hipped slate roof with 2 cemented chimneystacks. 3 storeys. 11 windows. Gabled dormer with 10-light window with late C20 glazing. 18 pane sashes. Recessed doorcase with square piers and balustrading over with statues of St Joseph and the Virgin and Child.
Late C20 sunlounges obscure ground floor. Rear elevation has 2 corner turrets with crenellated parapets and triple gables between with recessesed centre behind giant round-headed arch. 1 storey 1926 additions by Stokes at right angles. Stokes west wing of 1911 is of brown brick with red brick and some stone dressings and hipped slate roof. South front is of 2 storeys. 9 windows with central chapel on first floor and 2 blank windows on first floor right to small chapel. Windows are 18-pane sashes. Aprons between floors, end quoins and plinth. Tall central gable cross and characteristic quoins of alternate brick and stone. 2 storey bay with lancet window each side of chapel. Side elevation has first of all projecting 3 bay wing in matching style then set back. 4 bay
section with central tall brick chimneystack with stone stripes, bays separated by red brick and stone full height pilasters and 3, 5-light traceried windows to first floor chapel. Ground floor windows mainly late C20 aluminium replacements. C20 corner porch. Rear elevation dominated by large traceried chapel window in gable. Principal feature of interior is the first floor chapel which has a
ribbed vaulted ceiling and original piers and gallery incorporating confessional. Marble altarpiece. Smaller chapel with screen was originally restricted to nuns.
[See A Stuart Grey "Edwardian Architecture" P338]

Listing NGR: TQ7519208524

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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