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    AROUND £7.5m is to be spent to restore a derelict former convent in South Liverpool into luxury apartments.

    The former Kelton Convent, Woodlands Road, Aigburth, will be converted into 14 apartments and 26 new flats will also be built in two new wings in the grounds to help pay for the restoration of the existing grade II listed buildings.


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    Liverpool councilís planning committee heard yesterday that without the new flats the restoration would not be possible as the work will cost £7.5m but the apartments will sell for less than £5m.

    Five nearby residents wrote to the council to oppose the scheme for a variety of reasons which included protests about the increase in traffic in the area and loss of amenity.

    Architect Richard Cass told the committee that the building would be restored to its former glory.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kev View Post
    AROUND £7.5m is to be spent to restore a derelict former convent in South Liverpool into luxury apartments.

    The former Kelton Convent, Woodlands Road, Aigburth, will be converted into 14 apartments and 26 new flats will also be built in two new wings in the grounds to help pay for the restoration of the existing grade II listed buildings.

    Liverpool councilís planning committee heard yesterday that without the new flats the restoration would not be possible as the work will cost £7.5m but the apartments will sell for less than £5m.

    Architect Richard Cass told the committee that the building would be restored to its former glory.

    Hope this one goes ahead. It's a lovely building though I never did like the scale of massive Victorian extension in relation to the earlier early 19th C building. The last owners were the Sing stockbroker family who moved out in I think the late 19th or early 20th C. It then became a home for unmarried mothers run by the RC Church. The nuns having previously moved from a large house in the Dingle The extra flats will pale into insignificance compared to the massive amount of social housing already built on the grounds of Kelton

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    any pics of the building/ area?
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    Some cracking huge buildings around that area and further up on Mossley Hill Road. Probably better they get turned into flats that fall into wrack and ruin I suppose.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kev View Post
    any pics of the building/ area?
    Here's a few photos. The large Kelton house seems to be derelict but extension building work is still going on in the grounds on smaller buildings. The entrance lodge is in private ownership and in excellent condition.
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    Excellent, its the building next to a council estate isnt it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kev View Post
    Excellent, its the building next to a council estate isnt it?
    Yes that's right. The estate was built in the grounds of Kelton.

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    where I could find the records that were kept? I am looking for someone who lived here as an unmarried mother in 1939.

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    Hi Philip
    If i'm not mistaken Kelton was run by Catholic social services , maybe Nugent care ,
    I havn't got their address to hand but i think the Head office is Edge Lane Liverpool , at least they'd be a good starting point , failing that try the director of social services Liverpool,
    Good luck in your search & keep us updated .
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    Default Carmelite Monastery, Liverpool



    There's a proposal to demolish the Carmelite Monestery in Honeysgreen Lane Liverpool 12, a planning application has been received by Liverpool City Council.

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    To develop the site for sheltered housing, comprising 84 units (78 flats in blocks of between 2 and 3 storeys in height and 6 bungalows) with associated community facilities, car parking and ancillary works, following the demolition of the existing monastery


    There are 16 Carmelite Monasteries in England, 4 in Scotland and 1 in Wales. Almost 300 nuns live in these 21 Carmels. Their lives are dedicated to prayer in silence and solitude. "ASSOCIATION OF CARMELITE NUNS IN GREAT BRITAIN"

    Not to be flippant, but does this mean that today there are fewer women taking vows of "silence and solitude"? ?Anon
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    Where the sisters from Broughton Hall School live ?

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    There will be nun there pretty soon though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ged View Post
    There will be nun there pretty soon though.
    My Grandad was a nun. He was a petty theif and when he was brought before Liverpool Magistrates and they asked him what his job was, he alway said "nun."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry-Paul View Post
    Where the sisters from Broughton Hall School live ?
    No, apparently they are the 'Sisters of Mercy', but there's an interesting piece on this site...

    Sisters of Mercy Great Britain - Where We Are

    Maybe they'll be given a home in the proposed housing complex, eh?

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    I remember the scandal when two of the sisters fell pregnant there. When summoned to the Mother Superior to explain they just said 'Benedictus'.


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    Ged...

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    [QUOTE=Philip from Liverpool;145123]where I could find the records that were kept? I am looking for someone who lived here as an unmarried mother in 1939.

    Thanks

    Philip[

    /QUOTE] hi philip did you find out were to get the records that were kept for kelton convent
    as i am also looking for information about my mother any information you could pass on i
    would be greatfull for m veido

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