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Report - Kelton Convent, Liverpool



jSolo

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First ever report, so go easy ;)
This was also my first ever proper explore!

I can only find one other explore at this location on here, and sad to say the inside has gotten a lot worse.

Pretty much all of the decorative wall cladding and nice old paneling has been burnt out or ripped off since Ferox did this report: http://www.28dayslater.co.uk/kelton-covent-liverpool-march-2014.t8953

Apologies as photos are not the best, taken on a phone camera in pitch black.

Here is some history x-posted from Ferox's post:
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, usuallyworking 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 hasbeen built on, there was a developer interested in the convent, planningpermission was applied for but he wentbust 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.


Really sad to see such a lovely building go to waste. My suspicion is that as it is Grade 2 Listed, the owner is letting it fall into disrepair as an excuse to flatten it. I didn't venture upstairs as large parts of the floor had collapsed and I didn't fancy falling through on my first go! Enjoy pics :)
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The Wombat

Mr Wombat
28DL Full Member
#2
the outside looks impressive

good effort, and welcome to the forum
 
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