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List entry Summary

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

Name: CONVENT OF OUR LADY OF MERCY

List entry Number: 1076306

Location

CONVENT OF OUR LADY OF MERCY, HUNTERS ROAD B19

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

County District District Type Parish
BirminghamMetropolitan Authority

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 25-Apr-1952

Date of most recent amendment: 08-Jul-1982

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 217308

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History

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Details

HUNTER'S ROAD 1. 5104 Lozells B19 Convent of Our Lady of Mercy (formerly listed as St Mary Convent under Handsworth) SP 0588 NE 21/2 25.4.52 II* 2. 1840-41 architect Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin. Highly original and carefully detailed conventual building 2 storey red brick, stone dressed, ranges on a simple and functional E plan with rear wing and cloister. Straight-froward construction in a simple Tudor-Gothic style. Some diapering to the brickwork. Stone coped gable ends with finials. Steep pitched slate roofs, gabled dormers. External and ridge chimney stacks. Fenestration consists of simple stone mullioned casement and bay windows. The cloister to the rear has simple exposed timber truss roof and tiled floors. The original chapel was destroyed in the war. The convent is contemporary with a group of Pugin's innovatory rationally designed religious houses.



Listing NGR: SP0586488903

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National Grid Reference: SP 05864 88903

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