ST MARY'S CONVENT INFANT SCHOOL ST MARY'S CONVENT INFANT SCHOOL AND ATTACHED WALLS AND GATE PIERS

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1063892

Date first listed: 18-Feb-1999

Date of most recent amendment: 05-Jul-2001

Statutory Address: ST MARY'S CONVENT INFANT SCHOOL AND ATTACHED WALLS AND GATE PIERS, BATTLE ROAD

Statutory Address: ST MARY'S CONVENT INFANT SCHOOL, BATTLE ROAD

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Location

Statutory Address: ST MARY'S CONVENT INFANT SCHOOL AND ATTACHED WALLS AND GATE PIERS, BATTLE ROAD

Statutory Address: ST MARY'S CONVENT INFANT SCHOOL, BATTLE ROAD

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Worcestershire

District: Worcester (District Authority)

National Grid Reference: SO 85930 53730

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Details

WORCESTER

SO85SE BATTLE ROAD 620-1/4/685 (East side) 01/02/99 St Mary's Convent Infant School and attached walls and gate piers (Formerly Listed as: BATTLE ROAD St Mary's Convent Infant School)

GV II

Former stables with hay loft over, carriage house with groom's quarters over and washing bay to front, sick bay and forge, now school with walls and gate piers. c1893. For Alfred Percy Allsopp, by architect John Henry Williams of Foregate Street, Worcester; builders Joseph Woods and Sons, The Butts, Worcester; additions and alterations of c1960s for the Sisters of St. Marie Madelaeine Poster. Gault brick in Flemish bond with glazed tile dressings and decorative pseudo timber-framing to first-floor and gables; hipped and gabled fish-scale, plain tile roofs; tall brick ridge stacks with bands and cornices resembling clustered stacks; cast-iron stanchions. PLAN: closed-U on plan, describing a horseshoe; the buildings form an L-shape with curved walls to north-west end, then wall and gateway to east; further ranges to rear. Tudor Revival style. Four main ranges with varied roof heights; low, single-storey, single-bay range (former forge); single-storey with attic, two bays (former sick bay); single-storey joining range; one-and-a-half storey, three bay range (former carriage house and groom's quarters), a three-bay, open canopy to front (former washing bay); and one-and-a-half storeys, four bays (former stables and hay loft). Plinth. From left: Forge has 4-panel door; window to canted angle. Sick bay has off-centre left 4-panel door with 3-panel overlight between 2- and 3-light mullion and transom windows, all openings have splayed sills and ovolo-moulded surrounds, with flat, voussoired arches and continuous hoodmould; 2 roof dormers with multi-pane casement windows and decorative bargeboards. Entrance to joining range a 4-panel door with 3-light overlight and similar surround with continuous hoodmould. Former carriage house has off-centre right straight-headed archway with similar surround; otherwise to left are former plank carriage doors, now with inserted 6-pane windows and with entrance a plank door and 4-light overlight; at right a 4-panel door with 3-light overlight, voussoired surround and hoodmould. First-floor has 3 gables, that to centre is taller and wider with decorative timbering and carved bargeboards; 3- and 5-light, multi-pane windows. To front at ground floor are 3 stanchions on plinths supporting roof hipped to left end. Former stable range: three part-glazed, 4-panel doors with 2-pane overlights; to left a 3-light mullion and transom window, otherwise inserted 8-pane windows with flat arches and chamfered sills. First-floor has three gables to front with decorative timbering and carved bargeboards, the centre gable is wider and taller and has double pitching doors with flat lintel on carved corbels. Otherwise gables have 3-light, multi-pane windows. Rear range: single, one-and-a-half, and two storeys. Similar pseudo timber framing to upper stages with carved bargeboards; mullion and transom windows to ground-floor, multi-pane windows to first-floor. The north-western range has a single storey and is embattled. The adjoining walls are approximately 1 metre high and embattled; piers are octagonal in plan with blind tracery and blank shields to upper panels, ogee caps. Battlements embellished with scrolled vine motif. Similar embattled covered carriage entrance at rear. INTERIOR: not inspected. An architecturally-distinguished example of former stables in Domestic Revival style with hayloft over, carriage house with groom's quarters over and washing bay to front, sick bay and forge, now school, with walls and gate-piers, dating from c1893. Forms a group with St. Mary's Convent School, Battenhall Avenue and St. Mary's Convent School Gatehouse, Battle Road (qqv). (Leach, Annette: The House that William Built - the history of Battenhall Mount: Birmingham University: 1993-).



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