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Nazareth House

A Grade II Listed Building in St Michaels, East Sussex

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Latitude: 50.8498 / 50°50'59"N

Longitude: 0.4914 / 0°29'29"E

OS Eastings: 575474

OS Northings: 108544

OS Grid: TQ754085

Mapcode National: GBR PX6.R1F

Mapcode Global: FRA C6XV.H88

Entry Name: Nazareth House

Listing Date: 17 June 1993

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1252827

English Heritage Legacy ID: 292032

Location: Rother, East Sussex, TN40

County: East Sussex

District: Rother

Electoral Ward/Division: St Michaels

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Bexhill

Traditional County: Sussex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): East Sussex

Church of England Parish: Bexhill

Church of England Diocese: Chichester

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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

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