SK3388 : Former St Joseph's House Site, Walkley, Sheffield

taken 1 year ago, 3 km from Sheffield, Great Britain

Former St Joseph's House Site, Walkley, Sheffield
Former St Joseph's House Site, Walkley, Sheffield
This Grade II-listed former St Joseph's Roman Catholic chapel - with school rooms beneath it - was built in 1872, whereas the residential reformatory building attached to it - was opened in a former boarding school building originally called "Howard House". Later, between 1887-1931, these renamed St Joseph's premises became a residential “Industrial School for Roman Catholic Girls”. Even later still later, after a period of closure, it reopened in 1934 as St Joseph’s House for Mentally Handicapped Women and Girls, receiving referrals from across Gt. Britain. By this time additional buildings had been added on site. In 1971 its management was assumed by the Sheffield Health Board, although the Sisters of Charity continued to staff it. In 1974 however, the nuns withdraw their services at the time that the more stringent regulations relating to meeting the educational needs of individuals with learning difficulties came into being. These facilities closed permanently in 1983 and these buildings are currently occupied by a Buddhist community. (See also: LinkExternal link The South Yorkshire Housing Association had hoped to convert the chapel into apartments but the planning authorities determined that it should remain in use as a religious establishment. The housing association were however, granted permission to build numerous houses on this site, the front doors and windows of which now face the chapel. This is a view from Howard Road looking towards the city centre.
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Date Taken
Monday, 19 February, 2018   (more nearby)
Saturday, 24 February, 2018
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Housing, Dwellings  Religious sites  Suburb, Urban fringe 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 3350 8810 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:23.3210N 1:29.8659W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SK 3350 8810
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West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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