The Holmstead (including terrace formerly listed separately)


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Statutory Address:
The Holmstead, North Mossley Hill Road


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Statutory Address:
The Holmstead, North Mossley Hill Road

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

Liverpool (Metropolitan Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SJ 38865 87160


This List entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 13/02/2018

SJ 3887 38/829

NORTH MOSSLEY HILL ROAD L18, The Holmstead (including terrace formerly listed separately)

(Formerly listed as: St. Saviour's Convent (including terrace formerly listed separately))


GV II House, convent when surveyed, c.1840s. Possibly Cunningham and Holme with additions of c.1870s. Stone with fishscale slate roof.

Two storeys. Four bays, irregular plan. Top corbelled cornice, gables have corbelled kneelers. First bay of one storey, with canted and hipped roof with clerestory, gargoyles to cornice. All windows are mullioned and transomed with cusped lower and upper lights. Third bay has canted bay window with embattled parapet. Second and third bays have first-floor cross windows in gabled half dormers.

End bay breaks forward; Tudor-arched entrance with carved spandrels and three-light overlight. Paired first floor windows with buttress between, pierced balcony and label mould. Top stage with chamfered angles has triangular oriel, richly carved cornice and pavilion roof with hipped roof to oriel and iron cresting. Right return projects and iron framed conservatory in angle, with canted end, pierced stone base and tracery heads to windows.

Interior has ornamented ceilings, brattishing to internal window architraves, doors with linenfold woodwork, some grisaille glass; drawing room with fine panelled ceiling. Terrace to right return and garden front has pierced balustrading and cast iron classical urns.

Listing NGR: SJ3886587160


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This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

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Date: 31 Aug 2002
Reference: IOE01/06033/17
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Tom Humphries. Source Historic England Archive
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