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Latitude: 52.1816 / 52°10'53"N
Longitude: -2.2072 / 2°12'25"W
OS Eastings: 385930
OS Northings: 253730
OS Grid: SO859537
Mapcode National: GBR 1GC.6S4
Mapcode Global: VH92T.PFHD
Entry Name: St Mary's Convent Infant School st Mary's Convent Infant School and Attached Walls and Gate Piers
Listing Date: 18 February 1999
Last Amended: 5 July 2001
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1063892
English Heritage Legacy ID: 488526
Location: Worcester, Worcestershire, WR5
Electoral Ward/Division: Battenhall
Built-Up Area: Worcester
Traditional County: Worcestershire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Worcestershire
Church of England Parish: Worcester, St Martin with St Peter and Whittington
Church of England Diocese: Worcester
SO85SE BATTLE ROAD
620-1/4/685 (East side)
01/02/99 St Mary's Convent Infant
School and attached walls
and gate piers
(Formerly Listed as:
St Mary's Convent Infant
Former stables with hay loft over, carriage house with groom's
quarters over and washing bay to front, sick bay and forge, now
school with walls and gate piers. c1893. For Alfred Percy
Allsopp, by architect John Henry Williams of Foregate Street,
Worcester; builders Joseph Woods and Sons, The Butts, Worcester;
additions and alterations of c1960s for the Sisters of St. Marie
Madelaeine Poster. Gault brick in Flemish bond with glazed tile
dressings and decorative pseudo timber-framing to first-floor and
gables; hipped and gabled fish-scale, plain tile roofs; tall
brick ridge stacks with bands and cornices resembling clustered
stacks; cast-iron stanchions.
PLAN: closed-U on plan, describing a horseshoe; the buildings
form an L-shape with curved walls to north-west end, then wall
and gateway to east; further ranges to rear. Tudor Revival style.
Four main ranges with varied roof heights; low, single-storey,
single-bay range (former forge); single-storey with attic, two
bays (former sick bay); single-storey joining range;
one-and-a-half storey, three bay range (former carriage house and
groom's quarters), a three-bay, open canopy to front (former
washing bay); and one-and-a-half storeys, four bays (former
stables and hay loft). Plinth. From left: Forge has 4-panel door;
window to canted angle. Sick bay has off-centre left 4-panel door
with 3-panel overlight between 2- and 3-light mullion and transom
windows, all openings have splayed sills and ovolo-moulded
surrounds, with flat, voussoired arches and continuous hoodmould;
2 roof dormers with multi-pane casement windows and decorative
bargeboards. Entrance to joining range a 4-panel door with
3-light overlight and similar surround with continuous hoodmould.
Former carriage house has off-centre right straight-headed
archway with similar surround; otherwise to left are former plank
carriage doors, now with inserted 6-pane windows and with
entrance a plank door and 4-light overlight; at right a 4-panel
door with 3-light overlight, voussoired surround and hoodmould.
First-floor has 3 gables, that to centre is taller and wider with
decorative timbering and carved bargeboards; 3- and 5-light,
multi-pane windows. To front at ground floor are 3 stanchions on
plinths supporting roof hipped to left end. Former stable range:
three part-glazed, 4-panel doors with 2-pane overlights; to left
a 3-light mullion and transom window, otherwise inserted 8-pane
windows with flat arches and chamfered sills. First-floor has
three gables to front with decorative timbering and carved
bargeboards, the centre gable is wider and taller and has double
pitching doors with flat lintel on carved corbels. Otherwise
gables have 3-light, multi-pane windows. Rear range: single,
one-and-a-half, and two storeys. Similar pseudo timber framing to
upper stages with carved bargeboards; mullion and transom windows
to ground-floor, multi-pane windows to first-floor. The
north-western range has a single storey and is embattled. The
adjoining walls are approximately 1 metre high and embattled;
piers are octagonal in plan with blind tracery and blank shields
to upper panels, ogee caps. Battlements embellished with scrolled
vine motif. Similar embattled covered carriage entrance at rear.
INTERIOR: not inspected.
An architecturally-distinguished example of former stables in
Domestic Revival style with hayloft over, carriage house with
groom's quarters over and washing bay to front, sick bay and
forge, now school, with walls and gate-piers, dating from c1893.
Forms a group with St. Mary's Convent School, Battenhall Avenue
and St. Mary's Convent School Gatehouse, Battle Road (qqv).
(Leach, Annette: The House that William Built - the history of
Battenhall Mount: Birmingham University: 1993-).
This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.
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