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Ucheldre Centre (Former Bon Sauveur Convent Chapel),

A Grade II Listed Building in Holyhead, Isle of Anglesey

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.3094 / 53°18'33"N

Longitude: -4.6383 / 4°38'17"W

OS Eastings: 224318

OS Northings: 382408

OS Grid: SH243824

Mapcode National: GBR GMXY.Q3P

Mapcode Global: WH31B.Q2GS

Plus Code: 9C5Q8956+QM

Entry Name: Ucheldre Centre (Former Bon Sauveur Convent Chapel),

Listing Date: 4 May 1989

Last Amended: 25 July 1994

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 5741

Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

County: Isle of Anglesey

Community: Holyhead (Caergybi)

Community: Holyhead

Built-Up Area: Holyhead

Traditional County: Anglesey

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History

Formerly chapel of former Bon Sauveur convent. Romanesque style; 1934-37 by Professor R M Butler, architect, of Dublin. Former attached early C20 school closed and demolished 1980’s. Under conversion to community centre at time of inspection.

Exterior

Grey-green stone with pale stone dressings over inner concrete core, grey-green slate roofs. Romanesque apsidal plan with low aisles, flanking vestry blocks, and saddle entrance tower. Simple round-arched openings to six bay sides. Saddle tower with parapetted gables, twin-arched openings with shafts and linked hood moulds, tall single light with twin nookshafts between clasping buttresses, blind arcade over 3-order doorway. To L of tower, 3 arches to service block with long return in grey stone; doorway flanked by groups of 3 round-headed windows; towards rear, two windows with 7 narrow arched lights; modern block with hipped roof to rear. To R of tower, arched screen wall in exposed stone connects to Ty’n Parc.

Interior

Undivided interior of 6 bays with concrete tunnel vault and semi-dome to apse, half-shafts to transverse ribs. Full-height arched bays interpenetrate main vault; single clerestorey lights over segmental aisle openings. Timber gallery in front of tower arch.

Reasons for Listing

Group value with Ty’n Parc.

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