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Ruin with Grotto Adjoining the West Front of St Mary's Convent

A Grade II Listed Building in Portslade, The City of Brighton and Hove

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Latitude: 50.8433 / 50°50'35"N

Longitude: -0.2176 / 0°13'3"W

OS Eastings: 525588

OS Northings: 106372

OS Grid: TQ255063

Mapcode National: GBR JNT.5SF

Mapcode Global: FRA B6FW.314

Plus Code: 9C2XRQVJ+8X

Entry Name: Ruin with Grotto Adjoining the West Front of St Mary's Convent

Listing Date: 22 January 1992

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1187576

English Heritage Legacy ID: 365593

Location: Brighton and Hove, BN41

County: The City of Brighton and Hove

Electoral Ward/Division: South Portslade

Built-Up Area: Portslade-by-Sea

Traditional County: Sussex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): East Sussex

Church of England Parish: Portslade St Nicolas and St Andrew and Mile Oak The Good Shepherd

Church of England Diocese: Chichester

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Listing Text


TQ2506SE MANOR ROAD, Portslade
579-1/10/171 (West side)
22/01/92 Ruin with grotto adjoining the West
front of St Mary's Convent


Ruin with grotto. Early C19, incorporating medieval material,
restored early-mid C20. Flint pebble facing, brick and stone
dressings, composite stone for grotto. Plan: square roofless
tower with length of wall to north, returned east to the
Convent of St Mary (qv) with small grotto in north-west
corner. Two stage crenellated tower with 2 lancet windows on
south face. Wall abutting to north about 2m high, doorway
opening restored with mid C20 brickwork, 2 featureless window
openings adjoining. Grotto about 3m square with stalictites; a
minor example of the art. Coursed flint faced wall with coping
and round arched opening about 2m high, returned to Convent of
St Mary (qv). The "ruin" incorporates material from the former
manor house of Portslade (qv) to west.

Listing NGR: TQ2558806372

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

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