Chapel of the Immaculate Conception, Franciscan Convent facts for kids
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|Chapel of the Immaculate Conception, Franciscan Convent|
|Location||Broad Road, Bocking|
|Heritage designation||Grade II|
|Architect(s)||John Francis Bentley|
|Architectural type||Georgian Revival|
|Diocese||Roman Catholic Diocese of Brentwood|
John Francis Bentley, the architect of Westminster Cathedral, completed his plans for the chapel in 1898 and it was completed in May 1899.
According to Historic England, the building is
[a]n irregular group of red brick buildings with stone dressings...The chapel is gabled at the west end, with stone bands,2 lancet windows and a large octagonal tower at the south-west corner. The upper stage of the tower has a belfry with ornamental stone traceried openings, crowned by a stone dome and finial. A wing at the south end is gabled, with a splayed corner adjoining the early C19 convent building to the south. The centre part, with the entranceway, is set back behind a screen wall connecting the tower and the south wing. It is pierced by 2 pointed arches with a central column. The windows are metal casements with leaded lights, in stone dressed reveals. Roofs tiled.
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