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Former Convent of St Peter

A Grade II Listed Building in Woking, Surrey

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.32 / 51°19'12"N

Longitude: -0.5384 / 0°32'18"W

OS Eastings: 501946

OS Northings: 158891

OS Grid: TQ019588

Mapcode National: GBR GCY.2PV

Mapcode Global: VHFV8.M26X

Plus Code: 9C3X8FC6+2J

Entry Name: Former Convent of St Peter

Listing Date: 6 January 1984

Last Amended: 20 December 1989

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1236611

English Heritage Legacy ID: 427642

Location: Woking, Surrey, GU22

County: Surrey

District: Woking

Town: Woking

Electoral Ward/Division: Mount Hermon

Built-Up Area: Woking

Traditional County: Surrey

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Surrey

Church of England Parish: Woking St Paul

Church of England Diocese: Guildford

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Listing Text

In the entry for:-

TQ 05 NW WOKING MAYBURY HILL

6/90 Convent of St Peter

II

The entry shall be amended to read:-
TQ 05 NW WOKING MAYBURY HILL
6/90A Former Convent of
St Peter

II

Former convent. 1883-9 by J L Pearson in a free Perpendicular style. Red brick,
stone dressings; plain tile roofs with diagonal brick stacks. 3 storeys, a
symmetrical buttressed front of 14 bays with stone dressed windows, some
mullioned, others traceried. Salient features are square bay windows on three
floors to the left, central battlemented porte cochere with arched and studded
plank door behind; 4 stage tower (top 2 stages restored) with stone arcaded
crowning stage having a clock in all four faces. Four bays set back to the right
with a three-bay cross-wing break to the right-hand end. The right-hand return
front is in a similar style, having a round porch with a central pier and pointed
arches either side. The former convent forms a group with the Chapel.
Source: Anthony Quin-ey. John Longhborough Pearson, 1979.

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TQ 05NW BOROUGH OF WOKING MAYBURY HILL

6/90 Convent of St. Peter

II
Convent, now convalescent home for the elderly. 1898-1908 by J.L. and F.L.
Pearson in a free Perpendicular style. Red brick, stone dressings; plain tile
roofs with diagonal brick stacks. 3 storeys, asymmetrical buttressed front
of 14 bays with stone dressed windows, some mullioned, others tracerised.
Salient features are: Square bay windows on 3 floors to the left, central
battlemented porte cochere with arched and studded plank door behind; 4 stage
tower (top 2 stages restored) with stone arcaded crowning stage having a clock
in all four faces. Four bays set back to the right with a three bay cross
wing break to the right hand end. The right hand return front is in a similar
style, having a round porch with a central pier and pointed arches either side;
Chapel to the rear.

Interior: Chapel crypt, 5 bays, round pier arcades, Byzantine style mosaics
to the east end. Chapel choir of 4 bays, round pier arcades and stone rib
vaulting above, east end with 3 apsidal lobes rising up from the crypt, Chapel
to the north side of 4 bays with wooden barrel vault roof. Chapel nave of 3
bays with corbelled stone gallery at west end over door, ambulatory runs around
whole Chapel. Fittings include late C19 priests chairs and marble altar canopy
with red multiple shaft columns supporting carved and crocketed trefoil hood
canopy.


Listing NGR: TQ0194658891

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