Convent Of The Sisters Of Charity

6 Jun 2000
Convent Of The Sisters Of Charity, Redcatch Road, Bristol, BS10 7AE
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.


ST57SE REDCATCH ROAD, Knowle 901-1/55/1556 (North side) 01/11/66 Convent of the Sisters of Charity


Industrial schools, now convent. 1890, dated 1894 on the hoppers. By JD Sedding, completed and extended to the rear by his pupil H Wilson. Snecked Lias rubble with limestone ashlar dressings and timber-framing, brick ridge stacks and plain tiled hipped roof. W and N blocks with a central courtyard. Free Tudor Gothic style with Queen Anne Revival details. Main block is 2 storeys; 6-window range with a left-of-centre porch and projecting side pavilions. Narrow lancet doorway with moulded hood, and a square sunken panel above; cornice and crenellated parapet, raised centre merlon angled forward and dropping down to form a corbelled niche. The corners of the porch are chamfered to form plinths above the arch. Inside the porch, a 3-bay vaulted roof with niches each side, flat-headed doorway with a cavetto architrave. The walls either side are rubble to the ground floor and close framing to the first, wide mullioned and transomed Ipswich windows on scrolled brackets with leaded casements: 11-light ground-floor windows, 2 eaves dormers over with sunken windows between with tiled canopy below. The left-hand pavilion is a 2-storey 2-window range. 2 tile-hung gables each with 2-light mullioned windows; left-hand end set back. The right pavilion is 3 storeys, 2-window range. 2 full height canted bays with 4-light middle windows and a rusticated panel between the floors, full-width slated canopy over bays, framed and rendered gable, upper part jettied. Rear refectory building in similar style by Wilson 1894. INTERIOR: many period details survive including fireplaces with Bristol Delft tiles, S courtyard passage with deep, stone-hooded fireplace, unmoulded windows and foliate plaster ceiling; ovolo stopped beams on cyma corbels in the main front room. An important example of Sedding's work, and of an educational building in this style. (Gomme A, Jenner M and Little B: Bristol, An Architectural History: Bristol: 1979-: 396).

Listing NGR: ST5993670856


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Photographer: Chapman, Cyril N.

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