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Convent of the Handmaids of the Sacred Heart of Jesus (Boscombe Convent School, Senior Department)

A Grade II Listed Building in Boscombe East, Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole

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Latitude: 50.7275 / 50°43'39"N

Longitude: -1.8289 / 1°49'44"W

OS Eastings: 412171

OS Northings: 92001

OS Grid: SZ121920

Mapcode National: GBR XFN.V6

Mapcode Global: FRA 7715.5UZ

Plus Code: 9C2WP5HC+2C

Entry Name: Convent of the Handmaids of the Sacred Heart of Jesus (Boscombe Convent School, Senior Department)

Listing Date: 27 February 1976

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1153377

English Heritage Legacy ID: 101806

ID on this website: 101153377

Location: Pokesdown, Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole, Dorset, BH5

County: Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Bournemouth

Traditional County: Hampshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset

Church of England Parish: Bournemouth St Andrew, Boscombe

Church of England Diocese: Winchester

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(South West Side)
No 13 [Convent of the Handmaids
of the Sacred Heart of Jesus
(Boscombe Convent School,
Senior Department)]
SZ 1291 29/256


Former Convent of the Cross. Big symmetrical Elizabethan-style E-plan front
in Purbeck rubble, 1889. 4-storey shaped gables to centre and wings, 2 storeys
and attic between. Porch with sculptured angels adoring cross in spandrels,
canted oriel over. Windows stone-mullioned, mostly 3-light with transom or 2-light
with transom. Asymmetrical rear: north wing (with 2 narrow transverse gables)
and far-projecting central wing both end in shaped gables, shorter south wing
(with transverse shaped gable and 1 transverse ordinary gable) connects to chapel:

Early English style, 5 bays, lancets within continuous arcade of big blind relieving
arches. Gabled bellcote with fleche on ridge.

Listing NGR: SZ1217192001

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