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Convent with kind permission of Howard Beard
What: Roman Catholic Church and Convent
Where: GL5 4AD   Beeches Green
Then: The church  was built  in 1856-7. The adjoining  Convent  was was built in 1867-1885. The chapel was added in 1888-94.
Now: The church is still in use.  The former convent is still there, used for workshops and organisations since 1976.

The Roman Catholic Church of the Immaculate Conception was built by Charles A. Buckler of Oxford.

The adjoining former Dominican Convent of St. Rose of Lima was first established in a house in London Road in 1850, through the generosity of Mrs Sandys.

The Convent soon outgrew the house and so land was bought next to the church at Beeches Green as a new site. The main buildings were designed by the local architect Benjamin Bucknell, who built Woodchester Mansion, as was the convent chapel.  The remaining nuns moved to St Rose's School in the 1960s.

Nearby, GL54AA, a new Rosary Roman Catholic Primary School overlooking Merrywalks was built in 1967 to designs by Peter Falconer.

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Revised 2018 EMW