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The Holmstead

A Grade II Listed Building in Greenbank, Liverpool

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Latitude: 53.3777 / 53°22'39"N

Longitude: -2.9204 / 2°55'13"W

OS Eastings: 338865

OS Northings: 387160

OS Grid: SJ388871

Mapcode National: GBR 8Y1C.JW

Mapcode Global: WH87G.3CLD

Entry Name: The Holmstead

Listing Date: 14 March 1975

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1070587

English Heritage Legacy ID: 359170

Location: Liverpool, L18

County: Liverpool

Electoral Ward/Division: Greenbank

Built-Up Area: Liverpool

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Merseyside

Church of England Parish: Mossley Hill St Matthew and St James

Church of England Diocese: Liverpool

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Listing Text

This List entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 13/02/2018

SJ 3887; 38/829

The Holmstead (including terrace formerly listed separately)

(Formerly listed as: St. Saviour's Convent)




House, convent when surveyed. c.1840's. Possibly
Cunningham and Holme with additions of c.1870's. Stone with
fishscale slate roof. Two storeys. Four bays, irregular plan.
Top corbelled cornice, gables have corbelled kneelers. First
bay of one storey, with canted and hipped roof with
clerestory, gargoyles to cornice. All windows are mullioned
and transomed with cusped lower and upper lights. Third bay
has canted bay window with embattled parapet. Second and third
bays have 1st-floor cross windows in gabled half dormers.
End bay breaks forward; Tudor-arched entrance with carved
spandrels and 3-light overlight. Paired 1st-floor windows
with buttress between, pierced balcony and label mould. Top
stage with chamfered angles has triangular oriel, richly
carved cornice and pavilion roof with hipped roof to oriel
and iron cresting. Right return projects and iron framed
conservatory in angle, with canted end, pierced stone base
and tracery heads to windows. Interior has ornamented
ceilings, brattishing to internal window
architraves, doors with linenfold woodwork, some grisaille
glass; drawing room with fine panelled ceiling. Terrace to
right return and garden front has pierced balustrading and
cast iron classical urns.

Listing NGR: SJ3886587160

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

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