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Report - Kelton Covent, Liverpool. March 2014

Discussion in 'Other Sites' started by Ferox, May 6, 2014.

  1. Ferox

    Ferox 28DL Regular User
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    Visited this spot in March with a friend of mine who is not a member of the forum. Rotten to the core this one, dodgy floors that got worse as you went nearer to the section where the roof/ceiling has collapsed taking two floors with it. In this area there is quite big holes in the flooring and parts of the ceiling don't look to great. Parts of the basement where interesting with one section looking like a room had collapsed from the above floor leaving it on a strange angle. Bit of a mad mooch this one, worth a look if you are in the area I'd say.

    Built around 1800 as a private residence called Kelton with extensive land/gardens and a lodge.
    Around 1900, the Catholic Church purchased it as a home for "Penitents and Children" and was part of the "Sacred Heart convents", it was also known as the Kelton (House of Providence)". Basically it was a home for "Unmarried Mothers", the children were adopted off and the mothers were effectively in servitude, usually working in laundries. At some time the two hall extensions and chapel were built, another large building was built on the land which may have been a laundry. The convent appears to have closed in the early 1980s.
    The lodge is now fully restored and is a private residence, most of the land has been built on, there was a developer interested in the convent, planning permission was applied for but he went bust before getting started.

    FROM 2008
    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 councils 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.

    I guess this is the failed attempt at renovation of the convent.

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  2. The Kwan

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    Cheers for posting this Ferox, lovely outside and shitsville inside :)
     
  3. Ferox

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    Your welcome. Yeah it was a right mess inside
     
  4. georgie

    georgie He Never Even Got There
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    Good to see inside been years since i was in here

    Thanks for sharing
     
  5. Ferox

    Ferox 28DL Regular User
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    No problem Georgie, your welcome. Checked out your photos from 2012, looks like the place has took a turn for the worst. Cool set by the way.
     
  6. georgie

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    Cheers man keep up the good work
     
  7. skgogosfan

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    Thanks for posting! Looking at the 6th pic showing just how damaged it is now,I bet the only restoration it'll get now is a bulldozer restoring the land to "vacant". It's got to be too far gone now for any hope,sadly.

    Dave.
     
  8. Wevsky

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    AS the Kwan says ..the exterior is full of promise shame its seen better days inside,well done fro cracking on tho
     
  9. Ferox

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    Thanks for looking Dave. Yeah, the place is fucked mate. I was thinking the same myself while in the spot and while looking at the photos, how can this be pulled round.
     
  10. Ferox

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    Thanks Wevsky:thumb Certainly a mad one.
     
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