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St Mary's Convent

A Grade II Listed Building in Wantage, Oxfordshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.5914 / 51°35'28"N

Longitude: -1.4343 / 1°26'3"W

OS Eastings: 439288

OS Northings: 188208

OS Grid: SU392882

Mapcode National: GBR 6Y5.46H

Mapcode Global: VHC12.383D

Entry Name: St Mary's Convent

Listing Date: 3 December 1969

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1182859

English Heritage Legacy ID: 251144

Location: Wantage, Vale of White Horse, Oxfordshire, OX12

County: Oxfordshire

District: Vale of White Horse

Civil Parish: Wantage

Built-Up Area: Wantage

Traditional County: Berkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Oxfordshire

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Listing Text

WANTAGE CHALLOW ROAD
SU3988 (North side)
6/49 St. Mary's Convent
03/12/69

GV II


Convent. 1855-1903, by G.E. Street, W. Butterfield and J.L. Pearson. Coursed and
dressed limestone; limestone ashlar dressings; old tile roof; stone stacks.
Complex plan, grouped around 2 courtyards separated by refectory and with
extensive service area to west; ranges to rear and left of front courtyard by
G.E. Street (1855-6), wing to right of courtyard (1860), with chapel (1861 and
1871-2) and refectory (1866) to rear; Noviciate wing to rear of courtyard block
by W. Butterfield, 1878; Noviciate and small chapel attached by cloisters to
main chapel (q.v.) by J.L. Pearson, 1887; late C19 range to left of front
courtyard has later extension to left and rear wing gabled in 1903; Gate House
of 1936 to front of courtyard. Gothic Revival style. Front courtyard: Two storey
and attic range has tympanum arches over mullioned windows with engaged shafts
and C17 style dormers; statue of Virgin and Child in niche over pointed doorway
in double-gabled left side wing which has square bays with trefoil-headed lights
and similar one-storey blocks to front of 4-window range wing with arch-headed
windows. Gate house: One-storey and attic with C16 style arch-headed windows and
segmental-ached cloister walk facing courtyard. Infirmary wing to right of
courtyard: 3-storey, 4-window range of mullioned windows; trefoil-headed lancets
and 5-light Kentish-tracery east window with C19 stained glass. Noviciate:
3-storey range of tall segmental-arched windows with central gabled 3-storey
porch. Chapel and Noviciate linked by cloisters (with 2-light lancet windows and
pointed doorways to plank doors) to main chapel (q.v.). Service range to left of
front courtyard: 3 storeys with mullioned and transomed windows and lateral
stacks flanking gabled projection; 3-storey, 5-window range extension to left
with large wing to rear has one-light splayed windows over mullioned and
transomed ground-floor windows. The anglican Sisterhood of St. Mary the Virgin
was founded in 1848 by Elizabeth Lockhart and inspired by W.J.Butler, later Dean
of Lincoln.
(Buildings of England: Berkshire, pp.253-4; A. Gibbons, E.C. Davey, Wantage Past
and Present, 1901, p.137).


Listing NGR: SU3928888208

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