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Latitude: 52.8018 / 52°48'6"N
Longitude: -2.1106 / 2°6'38"W
OS Eastings: 392640
OS Northings: 322694
OS Grid: SJ926226
Mapcode National: GBR 288.77D
Mapcode Global: WHBDT.KT5Z
Entry Name: St Joseph's Convent South East Building
Listing Date: 16 January 1951
Last Amended: 16 February 1994
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1195357
English Heritage Legacy ID: 384005
Location: Stafford, Staffordshire, ST17
Electoral Ward/Division: Forebridge
Built-Up Area: Stafford
Traditional County: Staffordshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Staffordshire
Church of England Parish: Stafford St Paul, Forebridge
Church of England Diocese: Lichfield
SJ9222NE LICHFIELD ROAD
590-1/12/59 (South West side)
16/01/51 St Joseph's Convent south-east
(Formerly Listed as:
St Joseph's Convent)
Formerly known as: Forebridge Villa LICHFIELD ROAD.
House, now convent. c1810 with later additions. Regency style.
MATERIALS: stucco with ashlar dressings; hipped slate roof
with stucco stacks.
PLAN: double-depth, central staircase plan.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys; symmetrical 5-window range. Wide eaves
with scrolled brackets. 2-storey porch has portico with paired
baseless columns, frieze with scrolled relief carving and
cross to pediment, front steps have flanking scrolled
prjections; round-headed entrance has architrave and fanlight
over door with 2 tall round-headed panels; stained glass
return windows. Windows have sills, those to ground floor have
16-pane sashes, those to 1st floor with 4/8-pane sashes but
central window has simple architrave and small-paned casement.
3-window left return has recessed centre with canted angles
and entrance with consoled cornice and rich cresting; similar
cornices and cresting to flanking ground floor windows,
central 1st floor window has balcony with Greek key;
Right return has rectangular oriel raised above eaves on
enriched brackets, with wide bracketed eaves and C20
Rear has single-storey wing, and later 3-storey wing with
cast-iron verandah with Tudor arches and quatrefoils; late C20
lift shaft with pyramidal roof.
INTERIOR has rich Greek detail: cornices and doorcases with
architraves, enriched friezes and consoled cornices;
full-height hall has balcony with balustrading and skylight,
stair to rear has iron anthemion balusters and window with
painted glass roundel; entrance hall has contemporary painted
glass with arms of original owner.
HISTORY: the house was taken over by the Sisters of St Joseph
of Cluny in 1907.
(Victoria County History of Staffordshire: Greenslade MW: A
History of Stafford (taken from VCH): London: 1979-: 251;
Victoria County History of Staffordshire: Greenslade MW: A
History of Stafford (VCH): London: 1979-: 251).
Listing NGR: SJ9264022694
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