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Chapel of the Immaculate Conception, Franciscan Convent

A Grade II Listed Building in Braintree, Essex

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Latitude: 51.8899 / 51°53'23"N

Longitude: 0.5607 / 0°33'38"E

OS Eastings: 576311

OS Northings: 224354

OS Grid: TL763243

Mapcode National: GBR PHQ.JL1

Mapcode Global: VHJJB.NRSL

Entry Name: Chapel of the Immaculate Conception, Franciscan Convent

Listing Date: 29 November 1973

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1122521

English Heritage Legacy ID: 113694

Location: Braintree, Essex, CM7

County: Essex

District: Braintree

Town: Braintree

Electoral Ward/Division: Bocking North

Built-Up Area: Braintree

Traditional County: Essex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex

Church of England Parish: Bocking

Church of England Diocese: Chelmsford

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Listing Text

Chapel of the Immaculate Conception,
Franciscan Convent
TL 7624 3/178


An irregular group of red brick buildings with stone dressings. Designed by J F Bentley in 1898. The Chapel. stands at the north end at the junction of
Broad Road with Convent Lane. The chapel is gabled at the west end, with stone bands,2 lancet windows and a large octagonal tower at the south west corner.
The upper stage of the tower has a belfry with .ornamental stone traceried openings, crowned by a stone dome and finial. A wing at the south end is gabled, with a splayed corner adjoining the early C19 convent building to the south. The centre part, with the entrance way, is set back behind a screen wall connecting the tower and the south wing. It is pierced by 2 pointed arches with a central column. The windows are metal casements with leaded lights, in stone dressed reveals. Roofs tiled.

Listing NGR: TL7631124354

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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